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Missing 24-Year-Old Mar Vista Woman Sent Suspicious Text Messages [Updated]

Silvia Mardini
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[Update: Safe and unharmed, Silvia Mardini was located in Routt County, Colorado with the assistance of the FBI. Police said there are no suspects in custody at this time, but detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance]Silvia Mardini was last seen on Friday. Then on Saturday, she sent text messages to her family indicating that she was in danger, the Los Angeles Police Department announced today in hopes that the public could help locate her.

Mardini was seen Friday running errand around 6 p.m. driving her silver 2003 Ford Focus, 4-door, license number 5DQM267. She's described as white, with dark brown hair, brown eyes, 5 ft. 5 in. tall and weighs about 120 lbs.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detectives Dennis English or Daryl Maxwell at (213) 485-2129. After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.” Tipsters may remain anonymous.