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Friday, June 21, 2013

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Los Angeles: The family of Berta Dean Brown and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating Brown.

Brown was last seen on June 19, 2013, around. 5:30 p.m., at her residence in the 3900 block of South Norton Avenue, in the Southwest Area of Los Angeles and has not been seen or heard from since.  Her family is extremely concerned for her welfare because she suffers from dementia.

Brown is described as a 78-year-old African American female with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 100 pounds.  Brown was last seen wearing a gray shirt and brown pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Brown, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Units’, Detective Carlton at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.