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News Release

Thursday, May 31, 2007

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54-Year-Old Woman Missing

(UPDATE)

On June 7, 2007, at around 2:00 p.m., Gooden’s family members called detectives and told them Gooden was hospitalized for health reasons and no longer missing. Gooden has been released from the hospital and is now home with her family.

Los Angeles:
The family, friends and the Los Angeles Police Department request the public's assistance in locating Paulette Elizabeth Gooden.

Ms. Gooden was last seen on May 23, 2007, at about 6:00 PM, in the 5300 Block South Victoria Avenue in Los Angeles.

She is described as a 54-year-old African American with black hair, brown eyes, 5 ' 2" and about 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a turquoise suit with a multi colored print head scarf. Ms.Gooden suffers from a poor mental condition. Ms Gooden has been known to use a walker at times due to debilitating rheumatoid arthritis.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives Lydia Dillard or Alan Gilmer, Missing Persons Unit, at 213-485-5381.




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