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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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81-Year-Old Missing Woman NR10586cj

*UPDATE*
12-18-10

On Dec. 18, 2010, at 12 a.m., Enolia Mims was located in Barstow, California.  She became stranded when her car ran out of gas.  A towing company, who assisted her, notified her immediate family. Mims is safe and with her relatives.

Dec. 17, 2010

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 81-year-old Enolia Mims of Los Angeles.

Mims was last heard from on Dec. 16, 2010, at around 8 a.m. when she left her home to go to work in the San Fernando Valley. She was last seen by her employer in the 20000 block of Elkwood Street in Canoga Park. Mims had finished cleaning a house and was headed home and has not been seen since.

Mims is described as an 81-year-old female African American with gray hair and brown eyes.  She stands six feet two inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds.  Mims was wearing a knit cap and a plum-colored track suit.  She also wears eye glasses.  Mims drives a 2002 blue Jeep Cherokee with a California license plate number 6MIK145. Her family is very concerned for her well being.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Enolia Mims, please contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Merrill at 213-996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.