A 39-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old went missing Thursday in Lakewood, the sheriff’s department reported.

Tasha June Merola was last seen about 7 a.m. 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, 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 150 pounds, with 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. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 800-222-TIPS.

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