Sheriff’s detectives continued their search Sunday to find a 39-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old who went missing in Lakewood.
Tasha June Merola was last seen about 7 a.m. Thursday in the 6200 block of Cardale Street, near Palo Verde Avenue. She was wearing a light-blue pajama top and red sweatpants.
She is described as white, stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. She has short brown hair and hazel eyes.
Merola previously went missing from the same area on May 22, and the sheriff’s department reported that she was found safe a few days later.
Authorities circulated a photo of Merola and encouraged anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact the sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500 or 911. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.