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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The family of Janette Humphries and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locating Ms. Humphries who went missing this morning at around 10 a.m.

Ms. Humphries was last seen at her residence in the 1400 block of Stearns Drive in the City of Los Angeles.  Mr. Humphries suffers from dementia and her family is extremely worried and concerned for her safety.

Janette is described as a 69 year-old, Black female with grey hair, brown eyes.  She stands about 5’03” inches and weighs approximately 120 pounds.  Janette was last seen wearing a tan woven hat, a multi-colored striped shirt, brown pants and pink shoes.  Janette is also wearing an ID bracelet.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Janette Humphries, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, and Detective A. 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

In addition, the family of Janette Humphries is available for media interviews.  To coordinate an interview, please call LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.



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