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News Release

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Media Relations

64-Year Old Alzheimer's Patient Missing

Los Angeles: The family of Tamara Prodelaylo and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the missing person.

Tamara Prodelaylo was last seen on Sunday, May 19, 2002, at approximately 2:00 p.m. at Loehmanns Department Store located at 3rd Street and La Cienega Boulevard.

Mrs. Prodelaylo is described as a 64-year old Russian female, with short straight blond hair and brown eyes. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 160 pounds. She was dropped off at Loehmanns Department Store on May 19, 2002, by her husband. She was wearing a black angora jacket with big white flowers, blue jeans and white shoes.

Mrs. Prodelaylo's mental condition is described as poor due to Alzheimer's. She has difficulty speaking English but can write her name.

Anyone with information is asked call the Missing Persons Unit at 213-484-5381.

Mrs. Prodelaylo's family will handle all press contacts and provide photo.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.