Missing for Nearly a Year, Mitrice Richardson May be in Las Vegas
Authorities may be closer than ever to finding Mitrice's Richardson, the 25-year-old woman missing since the day she was released from custody close to a year ago. Richardson's father, Michael, said he was told there's been around 80 possible sightings of her in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Departemnt would't confirm that number, but spokesperson Steve Whitmore told the LA Times that "they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't believe they had credible information of her whereabouts. They want to prove or disprove beyond a shadow of a doubt that these sightings are indeed fact or indeed not fact."Richardson was arrested last year September after she could not pay her $89 bill at Geoffrey's Malibu. Officers found a small amount of marijuana in her car, impounded it and booked her at the Lost Hills station in Agoura Hills. Hours later at approximately 1:25 a.m. she was released, walking out with no car and no cell phone. Other than a few apparent sightings in the Santa Monica Mountains that morning, she was never heard from again.