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Thursday, November 29, 2012

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24-year-old Missing Woman NR12547LG

Los Angeles: The family of Shirley Elaine Carter and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate her.

Carter was last seen on November 13, 2012, around 10:00 a.m. at the residence of a friend in the 400 block of West 75th Street, in the City of Los Angeles. Carter’s family is very concerned about her unexplained disappearance because she is visiting from Las Vegas, and has not returned home. She was in the Los Angeles area visiting her 4-year old son who is currently residing with Vincent Stevenson. Vincent Stevenson was the last person to be seen with Carter.

Carter is described as a 24-year-old African American, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has a tattoo on her lower back and multiple tattoos on the back of her legs. She was last seen wearing dark colored denim jeans with unknown type shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Shirley Carter, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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.



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