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News Release

Saturday, July 25, 2009

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69-Year-Old Critical Missing NR09362ne

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is asking for public’s assistance in locating 69-year-old Kathryn Crawford-Baxter a resident of Los Angeles.

On Friday, July 24, 2009 at around 1:45 p.m., Kathryn was dropped off at a park at Valley Circle and Ingomar in Canoga Park by a relative to enjoy some fresh air.  When the relative returned Kathryn could not be found.  Kathryn suffers from dementia and needs her medication.  Kathryn was wearing a yellow and red striped shirt and olive green pants.   

Kathryn is described as female, African-American, 5’02”, 120 lbs, with brown straight hair, brown eyes and a small build.  She was carrying a black purse.

Los Angeles Police Department, Wilshire Division Area is handling the investigation.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact detectives at 213-473-0476.  During off-hours, 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.