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News Release

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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68-Year-Old Los Angeles Woman Missing NR14146sm

Los Angeles:  The family of Ruth Ann Johnson Arnold and the Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

On April 10, 2014, around 3:30 p.m., Mrs. Arnold was last seen at her residence in the 2400 block of Ridgeley Drive in the Wilshire Area of Los Angeles. Mrs. Arnold has not been seen or heard from since. Her family is extremely concerned for her welfare due to her ongoing medical care.

Ruth Ann Johnson Arnold is described as a 68-year-old female African American with brown hair, brown eyes, stands 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighs around 140 pounds.  Mrs. Arnold was last seen wearing a black blazer, pink and black skirt set, and black nursing shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ruth Ann Johnson Arnold, please contact Missing Persons Unit Detective Mercado at (213) 996-1800. 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.