Update: The victim, Roxana Romero was discovered deceased on May 16, 2008. A homicide investigation was initiated and is ongoing.
Los Angeles: Family members and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the publics help in locating a woman missing for over a week.
Detectives said that Roxana Romero left from work at California Hospital on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at around 7:00 p.m. She phoned her relatives to tell them that she had to work the next day, but would be in touch with them on Sunday.
Romero’s boyfriend of eight years told investigators that Romero returned to their home in the 700 block of North Edgemont Street in Los Angeles, after getting off work Saturday night, April 19, 2008. Romero left that same evening at around 9:00 p.m., saying she was going to a club with some of her co-workers. Romero did not leave in her car and it is unknown who she may have left with.
Romero is described as a twenty-eight-year-old female Hispanic, 5’02”, 130 lbs., with blond hair and brown eyes. Romero’s family said the she was in good mental and physical condition.
Anyone with information is asked to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detectives Bruce Kuehl or Ralph Bassett at 213-485-5381. During off-hours or on weekends, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (529-3855).