At Risk Adult Missing Person

November 3, 2004

Los Angeles: The family of
Maria Theresa Santos and the Los Angeles Police Department request
the public’s assistance in locating her.

Maria Santos was last
seen on Friday, October 15, 2004, in the 900 block of South
Serrano Avenue, leaving for work. Ms. Santos and her daughter had
been staying with Ms. Santos’ boyfriend for the last two weeks.
Ms. Santos took a bus headed toward Beverly Hills and left her
daughter with her boyfriend. Ms. Santos’ boyfriend became
concerned when she failed to return home.

Maria Santos is described as a 44 year-old female, Filipino,
5’3″, 115 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes, with a fair
complexion. The family advises Maria is responsible and would not
fail to call if she was going to be late and would miss work. Ms.
Santos has a good relationship with her daughter and would not
leave her for an extended period of time. Her daughter is now
with a close family member.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Maria
Theresa Santos is requested to contact the Los Angeles Police
Department, Missing Persons Unit, at 213-485-5381. On weekends
and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the
Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

A recent photograph of Maria Theresa Santos is available through
the Los Angeles Police Department Media Relations Section.

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police
Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.