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News Release

Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Media Relations

At Risk Adult Missing Person

“At Risk Adult Missing Person”


Los Angeles: The family of Maria Theresa Santos and the Los Angeles Police Department request the public’s assistance in locating her.

Maria Santos was last seen on Friday, October 15, 2004, in the 900 block of South Serrano Avenue, leaving for work. Ms. Santos and her daughter had been staying with Ms. Santos’ boyfriend for the last two weeks. Ms. Santos took a bus headed toward Beverly Hills and left her daughter with her boyfriend. Ms. Santos’ boyfriend became concerned when she failed to return home.

Maria Santos is described as a 44 year-old female, Filipino, 5’3”, 115 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes, with a fair complexion. The family advises Maria is responsible and would not fail to call if she was going to be late and would miss work. Ms. Santos has a good relationship with her daughter and would not leave her for an extended period of time. Her daughter is now with a close family member.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Theresa Santos is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at 213-485-5381. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

A recent photograph of Maria Theresa Santos is available through the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section.

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.