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Friday, October 4, 2013

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76-Year-Old and 67-Year-Old Critical Missing Females NR13451nv

Los Angeles:  The family of Chom Ho Smith, Jean Renee Harwell and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s help in locating Smith and Harwell.

On October 4, 2013, around 7:15 a.m., Smith and Harwell were last seen walking from their residence in the 1000 block of South Orange Grove Avenue, in the city of Los Angeles.  Smith and Harwell have not been seen or heard from since.  Both Smith and Harwell suffer from dementia. Their families are extremely concerned for their safety.

Smith is described as a 76-year-old female Asian with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a beige shirt, gray pants and black shoes.

Harwell is described as a 67-year-old female White with gray hair and hazel eyes.  She stands 5 feet tall and weighs about 97 pounds.  She was last seen wearing a gray jacket and white pants.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Smith or Harwell please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective  Carlton at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.   Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-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, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.



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