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News Release

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Media Relations

61-Year-Old Woman Reported Missing NR16287ti

Los Angeles: The family of Maria Payan and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's unit are asking for the public's help in locating Maria Payan.

Maria Payan was last seen on September 12, 2016, in the 500 block of Brittania Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Maria Payan's family is extremely concerned that she has not been located.

Maria Payan is described as a female Hispanic with red hair, brown eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red tank top, black shorts and white slippers.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Payan, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.