Police and Family Seek Help Finding Missing Adult NR09480cj

October 2, 2009

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and family members are asking for help in finding an elderly female who was last seen walking from her residence in the 1400 block of South Sherbourne Drive on October 1, 2009.

Chaja Tuchband, a 74-year-old woman, was last seen at 5:30 p.m., leaving her home to take a routine walk in the neighborhood.  Tuchband was wearing a wool hood, a white robe with flowers, an off-white T-shirt, and green pants.  She has grey hair, blue eyes, stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

Tuchband’s family is very concerned about her welfare and wants her to return home safely.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chaja Tuchband is urged to call the LAPD Missing Persons Unit at 213-485-5381.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cellular phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips.  When using a cellular phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.