A 49-year-old woman who suffers from schizophrenia and has a diminished mental capacity was reported missing Friday evening after last being seen in Lakewood.
Tasha June Merola was last seen near her care facility in the 6000 block of Cardale Street, close to the intersection of Candlewood Street and Woodruff Avenue, at 4:10 p.m., according to Deputy James Nagao of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Merola is white, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants, Nagao said.
She is known to frequent the shopping center located at South Street and Woodruff Avenue in Lakewood, Nagao said.
Anyone with information on Merola’s whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff’s Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500.
Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.
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