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News Release

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Media Relations

Mother Dies, Leaves Intellectually Disabled Daughter Alone

What: A media opportunity to meet two LAPD Officers who befriended an intellectually disabled woman whose mother recently passed away.

When: Monday, December 26, 2016
10 A.M.

Where: San Gabriel Adult Day Health Care
2829 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Who: LAPD Officer Stephanie Hodgen
LAPD Officer Vanessa Prentice
Ms. Orina Dallas

Why: In October, 2016, two Rampart Area LAPD officers, Officer Hodgen and Officer Prentice, responded to a radio call at a residence regarding an ambulance death of a 62-year-old woman. There, they discovered a female who died from natural causes and left behind a daughter with intellectual disabilities. After completing their death investigation, the officers determined that the 44 year-old daughter left behind was unable to care for herself and required assistance with day-to-day activities. Going beyond their assigned duties, the officers have since befriended the vulnerable woman and continue to help her with basic care including financial stability.

This media availability will introduce the officers and the woman they have befriended through their tragic meeting, and all will be available for interviews at the adult health care center.

CONTACT: For more information contact Los Angeles Police Department, Media Relations at (213) 486-5910.

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