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News Release

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Media Relations

Critical Missing Woman NR11018

January 13, 2011

Alice Shinkman has been located at Sepulveda Boulevard and Saticoy Street by a Van Nuys Unit.  Shinkman was unharmed and returned to her caretakers.

Los Angeles:
The family of Alice S. Shinkman and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Mission Area officers are asking for the public’s help in finding the 67-year-old missing woman.

Alice S. Shinkman was last seen at about 12:30 p.m. today near the intersection of Roscoe Blvd and Sepulveda Blvd in the San Fernando Valley. Alice is distraught about a proposed change in her living arrangements. She has alzheimer's disease and is a medication dependent diabetic.

Alice Shinkman is described as a 67-year-old female white with dyed blonde hair. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 200 lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sweater with green markings, brown pants, and grey slip on tennis shoes, carrying a tapestry purse.

There is a possibility that she boarded an MTA Bus.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alice S. Shinkman should call Mission Police Station at 818-838-9800. 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 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.