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Friday, September 25, 2009

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Los Angeles Police Department Seeks Help in Finding a 69-Year-Old Mother NR09469cj

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

Cora Jean Monroe was last seen at her home in the 3800 block of Muirfield Road on September 17, 2009, at around 9 a.m.  According to her daughter, Cora's last contact with family members was around September 1, 2009.     

Monroe is described as a 69-year-old female African American with brown hair and brown eyes.  She is five feet five inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.  Monroe wears glasses and has a gold filling on her left bottom front tooth.  She was last seen wearing a black scarf, two dark colored shirts, and beige or tan shorts.

Monroe's family is very concerned about her welfare and wants her to return home safely.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Cora Jean Monroe is asked to call the LAPD Southwest Division Major Assault Crimes Section, Detective Sonny Garcia at 213-485-2588.  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.