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Monday, June 13, 2016

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Los Angeles: The family of Bennie Ruth Bowell and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in finding Ms. Bowell.

On June 8, 2016, around 12:00 p.m., Ms. Bowell was last seen leaving her residence in the area of Carmona Avenue and Packard Street in the City of Los Angeles. She was driving a grey 2008 Cadillac DTS with a California license plate "6BPF973". She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare. Ms. Bowell is suffering from Dementia and Alzheimer's.

Ms. Bowell is described as an 80-year-old female Black, with grey hair, and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white shirt and green olive pants.

Bennie Ruth Bowell

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Bennie Ruth Bowell, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit Detective Mercado at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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