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Friday, September 19, 2014

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Los Angeles:  The family of Lois Freda Washington and the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Person’s Unit are asking for the public’s help to find Mrs. Washington.

On August 19, 2014, around 7:00 p.m., Mrs. Washington was last heard from or seen in the 14200 block of Vermont Avenue. Her family is very concerned for her safety and welfare.

Lois Freda Washington is described as a 74-year-old female Black with gray hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs around 173 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a light blue jacket, brown top, blue jeans, black Nikes with green and blue soles.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lois Freda Washington, please contact Missing Person’s 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 Crime Stoppers at 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.


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