Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department Memorial Badge


News Release

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Media Relations

20-Year-Old Woman and Daughter Missing NR14049rh

*** UPDATE ***

Earlier this morning, Ladana Smith and her daughter returned home.

Los Angeles:
  The family of Ladana Smith and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ms. Smith.

On January 27, 2014, around 11 a.m., Ms. Smith and her 3 year-old-daughter were last seen in the 1900 block of West 22nd Street in the City of Los Angeles.  She called from the blue line train station at 103rd Street around 10 p.m., as she was returning home from visiting other family members.  Ms. Smith and her daughter never returned home.  Her family is very concerned they have not heard from her.

Ladana Smith is described as a 20-year-old female Black, with black hair, brown eyes, stands
5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighs around 135 pounds. 

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ladana Smith, please contact Missing Persons Unit, Detective K. Merrill 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 Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



About Southwest

Southwest Community Telephone Directory

Southwest Division Goals

Southwest Substations

South Traffic

Community-Police Advisory Boards (C-PAB) Meeting Schedule and City-Wide Minutes

Southwest Senior Lead Officer Directory


Iona Diggs Patricia ‘Pat ‘A. Hemphill, Outstanding Community Member
Iona Diggs Patricia ‘Pat ‘A. Hemphill
Outstanding Community Member