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News Release

Monday, April 18, 2011

Media Relations

84-Year-Old Missing Woman NR11167cj

April 18, 2011

Valdivia was located on April 17, 2011, at around 10:30 p.m., on Olvera Street in good health.

Los Angeles:
  The family of Manuela Valdivia and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to find her.

On April 16, 2011, at around 1:00 p.m., Manuela Valdivia was last seen at her home in the 5500 block of Berkshire Drive where she resides.  At around 2:00 p.m., her husband discovered that she was missing from their residence and began walking the neighborhood in an attempt to find her. Officers from the LAPD’s Hollenbeck Division were notified and began searching for Valdivia.    

Valdivia is an 86-year-old Hispanic female with grey hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds with a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a red, white and blue blouse with a blue blazer. Her family is very concerned for her health.

Valdivia has been known to visit the cities of El Monte and Montebello.    

Anyone who may have seen Valdivia, or who has information about her whereabouts is asked to call the LAPD Hollenbeck Division Watch Commander at 323-342-4100. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-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.