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Silver Alert issued for D.C. woman

Friday - 12/27/2013, 1:17am  ET

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Laura Townsend may need medical attention (MPD)

WASHINGTON - The Metropolitan Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for 71 year-old Laura Townsend.

She was last seen on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, around 1 p.m. in the 1800 block of Alabama Avenue, SE.

Townsend is black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, about 120 pounds and has short, gray dread locks, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a black suede coat, black jogging pants, black gloves, black and white glasses and a Redskin's winter hat. She may be in need of medical attention.

Anyone with information about Townsend should call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768 or 911.

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