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News Release

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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51-Year-Old Missing Woman NR10587cj

December 22, 2010

Joanne Marie Woodworth was located in Hollywood on December 16, 2010, at 8:30 p.m. She is safe and back with her family.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 51-year-old Joanne Marie Woodworth of Topanga.

Woodworth was last seen on Dec. 16, 2010 at around 1 p.m. at her home in the 23900 block of Bessemer Street.  She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare.   

Woodworth is described as a 51-year-old female Caucasian with brown hair and brown eyes.  She stands five feet six inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds.  It is unknown what she was wearing last.  Woodworth drives a 1999 silver Honda Civic with a California license plate number 4DSV017. 

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joanne Woodworth, please contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit Detective Carlton 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.