Family pleads with public to help find 54-year-old woman
Last seen six months ago
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Los Angeles police and relatives asked the public's help today in finding a 54-year-old woman who suffers from a mild case of schizophrenia and has been missing for six months.
Eileen Thompson was last seen around 7 p.m. June 25 when she left her residence in the 100 block of South Hobart Boulevard, police said.
She was described as a Chinese woman with black hair and brown eyes. She is 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 95 pounds.
When last seen, she was wearing a baseball cap with an American flag on it, a dark jacket and knee-length denim shorts.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD Missing Persons Detective Alma Mercado at (213) 996-1800.
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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—An 82-year-old Los Angeles woman who disappeared more than a week ago turned up unharmed in Maywood, police said today.
Fannie Luesendy Brown had been reported missing by her brother, who had last seen her March 9 at her home in the 1000 block of East 33rd Street, near Central Avenue.
Family members and police had been concerned because Brown had medical issues that required treatment, police said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Police today asked for the public’s help in locating a missing 82-year-old woman from South Los Angeles who may be in need of treatment because of a medical condition, her family told police.
Fannie Luesendy Brown was last seen by her brother about 8:30 p.m. Friday at her home in the 1000 block of East 33rd Street, near Central Avenue.
Brown has brownish gray hair and brown eyes, weighs 130 pounds and stands 5 feet 6 inches tall. She has a dark complexion.
Say mental illness in the African American community, and most likely you will cause a pause in conversations as large as the white elephant in the room. Mental illness has a disturbing and persistently negative history in the Black community throughout the United States.
Fueled by mistrust of a system that often views Black people as nothing more than guinea pigs ripe for experimentation, accepting the label “mentally ill” comes with a huge stigma.
“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.”— Rita Mae Brown (American Writer, b.1944)