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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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85-Year-Old Woman Missing in the San Fernando Valley NR14202SF

May 29, 2014
UPDATE


Mariya Gershenson was located  in good condition.  She has been reunited with her family.


Reseda:
  The family of Mariya Gershenson and the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division are asking for the public’s help to locate Ms. Gershenson.

Mariya Gershenson, an 85-year-old woman who only speaks, and understand Russian, was last seen in the 17000 block of Sherman Way in the city of Reseda.  She stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs approximately 140 pounds and has a thin build.  She has grey hair, blue eyes and is described as having a fair complexion.  She was last seen wearing a grey hooded shirt or sweatshirt and carrying a black purse.

Ms. Gershenson suffers from dementia and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare as she is need of daily medication.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mariya Gershenson is urged to contact West Valley Division (818) 374-7611.  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 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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