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News Release

Monday, March 16, 2015

Media Relations

77-year-old Missing Female NR15082js

March 17, 2015
Update: Balderas Martinez, 77, has been located.

Los Angeles: The family of Balderas Martinez and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public's assistance in locating Ms. Martinez.

Ms. Martinez was last seen on March 12, 2015 around 1:20 p.m. in the 13000 block of Filmore Street in Pacoima. Her family is concerned that she has not been located.

Balderas Martinez, 77, is described as a Hispanic female with black hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs around 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black and white dress and a white coat.

Anyone with information on Balderas Martinez's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective A. Mercado of the LAPD Missing Person 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.