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Friday, January 26, 2018

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Critical Missing 89-Year-Old Woman NR18025ti

January 25, 2018

On January 25, 2018, Bertha Smith was found safely and reunited with her family members.

Van Nuys:
The family of Bertha Smith and the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On January 25, 2018, Bertha was last seen at 9:30 a.m., near the 6600 block of Greenbush Avenue in Van Nuys.
Bertha is described as an 89-year-old female Black with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 110 pounds. Bertha was last seen wearing a white and yellow sweater, dark pants and blue sneakers. She often walks with a cane.

Bertha suffers from dementia as well as additional medical conditions and requires medications twice a day and does not have the medications with her.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Bertha Smith, please contact Van Nuys Division at 818-374-9500. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.