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News Release

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Media Relations

92-Year-Old Missing Woman

August 19, 2010

Yesterday evening about 7 p.m., West Valley officers responded to a call from a citizen who advised police that he/she had picked up Jaramillo in the vicinity of Van Nuys Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. Initially, police weren’t certain of Jaramillo’s identity, so they took her to Olive View Hospital where her identity was confirmed. It is expected that Jaramillo’s family members will pick her up at the hospital today.

Los Angeles:
  The family of Martina Jaramillo and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in finding Martina, who was last seen in very early Wednesday morning.

Martina’s daughter saw her sleeping in her bed at around 1:00 a.m., August 18, 2010, at her residence in the 14200 block of Terra Bella Street.  Since that time, she has not returned home and has not been in contact with her family. The family is especially concerned for Martina’s welfare because of her frail condition and because she suffers from dementia and may not be able to find her way home. Martina is a resident of Panorama City and previously wandered off and was found in the 9100 block of Van Nuys Boulevard.
Martina is described as a female Hispanic with white hair and brown eyes.  She stands about 4 feet tall and weighs approximately 92 pounds.  She was last seen wearing light blue pajamas and a brown scarf with flowers.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Martina is urged to contact LAPD Mission Division at 818-838-9800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call crime stoppers 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 keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.