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Thursday, May 9, 2013

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20-Year-Old Missing Woman from Los Angeles NR13157cj

May 10, 2013

UPDATE

Missing Person Shantell Hardy has been located.  She is back home with her family and is in good condition.

Los Angeles:
The family of Shantell Patricia Chavez-Hardy and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating Hardy

Hardy was last seen on May 1, 2013, around midnight, at her home in the 22300 block of Welby Way, in Topanga.  She has not been seen or heard from since.  The family of Hardy is concerned for her heath due to mental challenges.  Hardy is said to have the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.

Hardy is described as a 20-year-old African-American female with brown hair and hazel eyes.  She stands at 5 feet 1 inches and weighs about 120 pounds.  She was last seen wearing lime-green pajamas and a white t-shirt.  

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Hardy, please contact the LAPD, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Cletus Carlton: (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.


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