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News Release

Saturday, March 8, 2003

Media Relations

Critical Missing 50 Year Old Woman

 

Los Angeles: The Southwest Area Community Police Station and the missing person’s family members are asking for help from the media, as well as the public, in locating a missing 50 year old woman.

On Friday, March 7, 2003, Ophelia Mills was last seen around 2:30 or 3:00 p.m., at 32nd street and Figueroa Avenue. She had been released from the psychiatric ward at Cedars Sinai Hospital at 1:25 p.m. and is considered to be delusional. She suffers from diabetes and takes insulin twice daily. She undergoes dialysis treatments three times a week.

The missing person is a female Black, black hair, brown eyes, 5’11"and 350 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red jacket, red pants and black shoes.

Media inquiries are directed to the family of the missing person. A photograph is available and family members are available for interviews.

Information is available at the Southwest Community Police Station Watch Commanders Office at 213-485-2582.

Family contact person: Cynthia Ceasar, 310-673-1011 or Ocelia Hayes at 310-329-6054.

This Media Advisory was prepared by Officer Don Cox, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.

UPDATE

On Saturday, March 8, 2003 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Opelia Mills was found in Exposition Park. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported Mills to a local Hospital were she was treated and released to relatives.