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News Release

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Media Relations

22-Year-Old Female Missing


Today, Victoria Lavender was located safe and in good condition.  She is returning home to her child.

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit is asking the public’s help in locating Victoria Lavender.

Victoria Lavender was last seen on April 16, 2010, at around 6:30 p.m., near the 1000 Block of West 51st Place in the city of Los Angeles.  Lavender has a 4 month old child and family that she has not seen since she went missing; it is unlike her to be away from her child.  

Lavender is described as a female, Black with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a green tank top, blue jeans, green and pink Nike shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Missing Persons Unit, Detective Merrill at 213-996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.