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Critical Missing 31-Year-Old Female NR18279ml

October 22, 2018 NR18279ml

Update
Melissa Veliz has been located safe and with her family as of 9:55 PM per Devonshire Watch Commander


Granada Hills:
The family of Melissa Veliz and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On October 31, 2018, around 2:20 p.m., Veliz was last seen near the 11200 block of Gaviota Avenue in Granada Hills. She has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.

Veliz is described as a 31-year-old Hispanic, female with brown hair and brown eyes, who has an intellectual disability with a mental capacity of a 3-year-old. She stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing approximately 160 lbs.

Veliz was last seen wearing baseball cap with a red bandana, black jacket, black pants, aand black shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Valadimir Povolotsky, please contact, Van Nuys Area at (818) 374-9500. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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