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News Release

Friday, September 7, 2001

Media Relations

Critical Missing Adult Female

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Missing Person's Unit requests the public’s assistance in locating Michelle Russell. Russell is a 46-year-old female African-American with black hair, brown eyes, 5’06" and weighs approximately 220 pounds.

On September 2, 2001, at approximately 3:00 a.m. Russell was last seen on the 4500 block of Santa Rosalia Drive in Los Angeles wearing a beige housedress and a black purse. Russell left her son's home and went to drop off rented videos at Hollywood Video on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Crenshaw Boulevard. Russell was supposed to return to her boyfriend’s home on Santa Rosalia Drive but has not been seen or heard from since. Russell is a diagnosed diabetic and may not have medication with her.

Russell is possibly driving her red 4 door 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage, with California license plate number of 4DWC424.

Russell's family will handle all press contacts and can provide photos of Russell. The Family contact person who has agreed to do interviews and provide additional information is Mashawn Babino (Russell's daughter). Her contact information may be obtained by calling the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit, at 213-485-5381.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit, phone number 213-485-5381.

This information was provided by Detective Kuehl, Detective Headquarters Division, Missing Person Unit.

This press release was prepared by Police Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.