Authorities were searching Monday for a 35-year-old woman who was reported missing in Whittier.

Nicole Lacea Higgins was last seen about 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the 13700 block of Crewe Street, near the Candlewood Country Club, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Higgins is Hispanic, 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighs 260 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue and yellow dress.

Anyone with information on Higgins’ whereabouts was asked to contact the LASD Missing Persons Unit at 323-890-5500. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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