Mitrice Richardson: Missing Woman Spotted In Vegas? (Photos)

July 29, 2010

Mitrice Richardson went missing in September of last year. Since then, family and friends have sent desperate pleas for any information regarding her whereabouts. This week, there may finally be some hope. Get the update here, and see photos and video below.

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It all started after Mitrice was released from law enforcement custody last year in Los Angeles County, California. Immediately after being let go, she seemed to vanish into thin air. Now authorities have reason to believe she may be alive and living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The latest sighting was credible enough that law enforcement began redoubling their search efforts in and around Vegas. A spokesman for the LA County Sherriff’s office confirmed that she isn’t in trouble, but that people simply need to know she is alright:

“Please let us know you’re OK…You’re not in trouble. You’ve done nothing wrong. You are not the subject of a criminal investigation. You will not be arrested.”

The LA Times reports that the department has stopped short of giving 100% confirmation that it was in fact Mitrice Richardson who was spotted, but did indicate that the information seemed reliable. Her father seemed hopeful that the sightings could lead to her being found safely. He even claims to have spotted her himself one day while in downtown Vegas. Here is how he recounted that moment:

“’God, this girl looks like my daughter’… I’m running over to get to where she is. I’m almost getting hit by cars. She was standing in the middle of two palm trees in a restaurant parking lot. And then she’s gone. I’m like ‘Where was that girl?'”

After her disappearance, authorities were chastised by her family and the general public for not requiring her to undergo a mental health evaluation. Friends believe she may be suffering from bi-polar disorder. Her family believes that may be the reason she has refrained from contact for so long. Let’s hope she can be brought home safely.

Get more on the story here.

Check out a video related to Mitrice Richardson below. What are your thoughts?

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2 Responses to “Mitrice Richardson: Missing Woman Spotted In Vegas? (Photos)”

  1. 1
    Jen Elly Says:

    so sad. I hope she is alive and well.

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    Rachelle Says:

    Here is hoping this story gets a happy ending,