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News Release

Friday, February 20, 2015

Media Relations

73-year-old Missing Female NR15053jk

Los Angeles: The family of Betty Richardson and the Los Angeles Police Department Mission Area are requesting the public's assistance in locating Ms. Richardson.

Ms. Richardson was last seen on February 20, 2015 around 8:00 a.m. in the 14000 block of Astoria Street in the City of Sylmar. Ms. Richardson lives in an assisted living home and suffers a medical condition that requires medication. Her family is extremely concerned for her health and safety.

Betty Richardson is described as a 73-year-old Black female, with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs around 125 pounds. Ms. Richardson was last seen wearing a red hooded sweater.

Anyone with information on Betty Richardson's whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD Mission Area at (818) 838-9800. 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 1-800-222-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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.