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News Release

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The family of Cela Catalina Escobar and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit requests the public’s assistance in locating her.

Escobar was last seen on December 3, 2013 around 5 p.m. in the 100 block of 52nd Street, in the City of Los Angeles.  Escobar was headed to a Laundromat located on the corner of 47th Street and Broadway, in the Newton area before her disappearance.  Escobar’s family is extremely concerned for her welfare.

Escobar is described as a 42-year-old female Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds.  Escobar was last seen wearing a blue/grey jacket over a blue shirt, brown pants and white tennis shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Cela Catalina Escobar, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Saiza, (213) 996-1800. 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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.