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81-Year-old Woman Visiting from Korea is Missing NR14079SF

February 24, 2014                                                          NR14079SF

UPDATE
February 24, 2014, at 10:15 p.m.

Ms. Kim has been located and reunited with her family

Los Angeles:  The family of SoonHwan Kim and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating Ms. Kim.

On February 24, 2014, around 1:00 p.m., Ms. SoonHwan Kim left her family’s home in the 100 block of New Hampshire Avenue to go for a walk. At 2:00 p.m., her family became alarmed that she had not returned home, as she usually does not walk longer than an hour.

SoonHwan Kim is new to the area and has been visiting her family from Korea for the past three weeks.   She is described as an 81-year-old female, with black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 177 pounds.   She was last seen wearing a dark grey shirt, Nike slippers, a gold necklace and possibly a red sweater.  Ms. Kim suffers from Dementia and walks very slowly.



If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of SoonHwan Kim, please contact LAPD’s Olympic Division at (213) 382-9102.  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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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