Officers from LAPD’s Foothill Division Search for Missing Woman NR11603rh

January 2, 2012

Los Angeles:  The family of Festa Nwachukwu and the officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Foothill Area are asking for the public’s help in locating an 81-year-old woman.  

On December 29, 2011, at 7 p.m., Festa Nwachukwu left her family’s residence located in the 8600 block of Sunland Boulevard in Sun Valley, to take one of her long walks and she did not return. Although in good health, her continued absence is of concern.     

Festa Nwachukwu is described as an 81-year-old Nigerian female with black hair. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. She was recently seen at Foothill Boulevard and Osborne Street wearing a blue dress, pushing a shopping cart.     

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Festa Nwachukwa should call Foothill Police Station at 818- 756-8861.  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 Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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 "webtips" and follow the prompts.