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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Media Relations

Two Women Wanted for Questioning About Illegal Cosmetic Surgery

What:
Mission Division detectives will hold a news conference to ask for the public’s help in finding two sisters who practice cosmetic surgery without a medical license and seek additional victims who may have had cosmetic urgery at an unlicensed clinic the pair operated out of in the Sylmar area.
 
When:
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
1:30 p.m.

Where:
Mission Community Police Station (front)
11121 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Mission Hills, CA  91345

Who:
LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, Operation Valley-Bureau Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain William Scott, Mission Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain Melissa Zak, Mission Patrol Commanding Officer
LAPD Captain Joseph Hiltner, Foothill Area Commanding Officer
LAPD Lieutenant Ernest Eskridge, Mission Detective Commanding Officer
Mission Homicide Detectives

Why:
Investigators conducted an undercover operation and identified Guadalupe Viveros, and her sister, Alejandro Viveros, as individuals running an illegal “Cosmetic Surgery Fillers” operation.  Several patients have complained of becoming ill as a result of being injected by these fillers.  One of the patients recently died on July 23, 2010. Detectives will provide an update on the case.

For further information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.