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Major Effort to Find Missing Mitrice Richardson this Weekend

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After months of media coverage about the lack of interest by police in the missing status of Mitrice Richardson, a major search by the LAPD and Sheriff's Department is scheduled for this weekend, reports the Malibu Surfside News, via LAObserved. Richardson, "who was preparing to begin substitute teaching and doctoral work in clinical psychology," went missing in the early hours of September 17th after an incident that led to her arrest in Malibu the night before. Based on the way she acted that day, her booking photo and writings later found in her car, family and experts said she may have been suffering from a mental breakdown or sorts.

Despite the apparent signs, police let her walk out of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains inadequately dressed with no money, no cell phone, no means of transportation back to her home in Watts. She was never seen again, save for a few suspected sightings.

Previously: Read more background on the Richardson case on LAist's October story