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News Release

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Media Relations

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Maria Teresa Cruz has been located at a care facility in the city of Torrance.

Los Angeles:
The family of Maria Teresa Cruz and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Maria was last seen on September 29, 2016, in the 800 block of World Way Avenue (Los Angeles International Airport) in the city of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since, and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare. She takes medication for a pre-existing condition.

Maria is described as an 84-year-old female Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes. She stands
5 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Teresa Cruz, please contact Detective Mercado, LAPD Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers astheir local program.