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Friday, May 15, 2009

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Family Need Help Finding Missing Person - NR09235ah

Los Angeles: A missing person’s family member and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public’s assistance in locating 79-year-old Blanca Rivera Menjivar who has been missing since the evening of May 14, 2009.

The family member described Menjivar as having a diminished mental capacity and also suffers from Schizophrenia and heart problems. She was last seen around 7:30 p.m., in the 12100 block of  Brookmont Ave, in Sylmar. Menjivar was wearing a black hat, blue jacket, and black pants.  Her family is concerned since Menjivar is relatively new to the area and may be lost. She is able to remember her name, but may not disclose that information to others.      

Menjivar is a Hispanic female.  She stands about 5 feet tall and weighs 130-135 pounds.  She has grey hair and brown eyes.     

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Menjivar, please contact LAPD’s Missing Person’s Unit at 213-485-5381. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website, www.lapdonline.org.  All tips may remain anonymous.

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