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Sunday, August 23, 2009

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Public's Help Needed for Woman Missing under Suspicious Circumstances NR09415kr


On Sunday, August 23, 2009 at around 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Silvia Mardini was located in Routt County, Colorado.  She was safe and unharmed.  There are no suspects in custody and Mardini is in the process of being reunited with her family.  

Robbery Homicide Detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mardini's disappearance and no more information will be released at this time.

The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the various Agencies within Utah and Colorado for their assistance in locating Mardini.  

Los Angeles: Los Angeles police officials and family members are asking for the public's help in finding 24-year-old Silvia Mardini a resident of the Mar Vista area.  

Mardini was last seen running errands on Friday, August 21, 2009 at around 6:00 p.m. She was driving her silver 2003 Ford Focus, 4-door, license number 5DQM267.  

Police and family became increasingly concerned for her welfare when by Saturday, August 22, 2009 Mardini had not shown up and had sent family members text messages that indicated she was in danger.

Mardini is White, with dark brown hair, brown eyes, 5 ft. 5 in. tall and weighs about 120 lbs.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detectives Dennis English or Daryl Maxwell at 213-485-2129.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.