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News Release

Friday, September 18, 2009

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Los Angeles Police Department Seeks Help in Finding a 24-Year-Old College Graduate NR09458cj

A joint news conference was held today in Las Vegas, Nevada with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, asking for the public’s help in locating Mitrice Richardson.

Between September, 2009 and January 2010, the LAPD and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) have worked together in attempting to locate Mitrice, including using search and rescue efforts in the Malibu and Calabasas area.

LAPD and LASD investigators have conducted numerous interviews of close friends, family members, co-workers and other witnesses in attempts to located Mitrice.  Investigators continue to follow-up on numerous clues and sightings. 

Detectives have received reports that Mitrice has been seen in Las Vegas, Nevada as recently as June, 2010.  LAPD and LASD investigators have been in Las Vegas, Nevada since the sightings to concentrate their efforts to locate Mitrice. 

Mitrice is not the subject of a criminal investigation, and is not subject to arrest.  Investigators wish to make contact with Mitrice and ensure her safety and well-being.  Mitrice’s family is very concerned about her welfare.

The Las Vegas contact number for anyone having information regarding the whereabouts of Mitrice Richardson is asked to call 702-750-4338.

For Additional information from LASD please contact Steve Whitmor at 323-267-4805

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Detectives and family members are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing person.

Miltrice Richardson was last seen on September 17th, 2009, at approximately 1:25 .a.m., leaving the 27000 block of Agoura Road in Malibu (Lost Hills area) with no known destination.  Her last contact with family members was on September 16, 2009, at her home in the Southeast Area of Los Angeles.  Richardson is a graduate of California State University Fullerton.   

Miltrice Richardson is described as a 24-year-old female African American with brown hair and hazel eyes.  She is five feet five to five feet six inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans.

Richardson’s family is very concerned about her welfare and wants her to return home safely.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Miltrice Richardson is asked to call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detective Kristin Merrill at 213-485-5381.  After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.