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Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Los Angeles:  The family of Lois Washington and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

Lois Washington was last heard from between 4 to 5 p.m. on June 17, 2014. Washington was last seen at the Artesia Transit Center boarding the MTA bus #344 at the corner of Artesia and Vermont Avenue. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored jacket, black shirt and blue jeans.

Lois Washington is described as a 74-year-old Black female with gray hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds. Washington suffers from early stages of Alzheimer’s as well as other medical conditions, and may be in need of medical attention.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lois Washington, please contact the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit, Detective K. Merrill at (213) 996-1800. 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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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