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Friday, September 15, 2000

Media Relations

Critical Missing Person

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Friday, September 15, 2000



"Critical Missing Person"

Northridge: On Friday, September 15, 2000, Ms. Shirley Mae Mercer was reported missing from her residence at 18343 Blackhawk Street in Northridge. She was last seen on September 15, 2000 at approximately 3:30 a.m. at her residence. Ms. Mercer is described as a female Black, approximately 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately 300 lbs. She is 58 years of age and has black and gray hair and brown eyes. The missing person has a diminished mental capacity and is a diagnosed schizophrenic. She is currently taking medication for a potential life-threatening illness.

Anyone with information should contact the Watch Commander at Devonshire Community Police Station at 818-756-8285 or Detective Kuehl, Missing Persons Unit at 213-485-3261.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Jason Lee, Media Relations Section 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
September 15, 2000