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Monday, July 18, 2011

Media Relations

Missing Person Lauren Keefe NR11331kr

July 19, 2011

Last night, missing person Lauren Keefe, in need of medical attention, was located by her father and sister at a friend’s apartment in West Los Angeles.  Her father took her to a local hospital for treatment.

Los Angeles:  The family of Lauren Keefe and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating her.

Keefe was last seen on July 15, 2011, at about 3:00 p.m., in the 1600 block of Durango Avenue in West Los Angeles. She may have also recently been in the North Hollywood area near the 10900 block of Fruitland Drive and near Oxnard Boulevard and Bonner Street.

Her family is very concerned for her welfare as she has never had an unexplained disappearance before. Keefe also suffers from a medical condition that may require medication.

Keefe is a 20-year-old White woman with brown hair, brown eyes, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs approximately 110 pounds, has a thin build, and tan complexion.  She was last seen wearing a red shirt, tan shorts and tan boots.   

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Lauren Keefe is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective Marla Ciuffetelli at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may 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 key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

Missing person’s family will handle all press contacts and can provide more photos if needed.  For additional information, please call Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.