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Police seek missing Pasadena woman [UPDATED]

Robin Sanderson 

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 26-year-old Pacoima woman who has been missing since Wednesday.

Robin Sanderson, who was described as being of poor mental health, was last seen at her hRobin Sanderson dogome in the 11000 block of Cayuga Avenue in Pacoima. She left with her 3-month-old brown pit bull terrier and was wearing a blue tank top and tan shorts, carrying a light yellow blanket, an orange bag and an acoustic guitar.

[Updated at 2:38 p.m. Sanderson’s mother, Marian Thompson, clarified her daughter’s mental condition as possible depression. Thompson also said her daughter, who is a poet and also designs jewelry, was a Pasadena resident temporarily staying with her grandmother in Pacoima while waiting for her apartment to become available.]

Sanderson is biracial (white and black) and 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs 175 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes, and wears a gold nose ring. Family members said it was out of character for her to be not in touch with family and friends.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department’s missing-persons unit at (213) 485-5381, or the 24-hour (877) LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).

-- Victoria Kim

Photos: Robin Sanderson and her dog. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department

Comments () | Archives (3)

Since puppies are such a magnet and everybody likes them, could you provide a bit of an update as to the sex of the dog as well as possible leash or collar colors? It might help, and I worry that the dog might get separated from the young woman so if someone finds the dog not in the company of the young woman they still know to contact authorities.
Just a thought, but I suffer from puppy-envy and notice every wiggle butt before I acknowledge if someone is attached to the other end of the leash. For dog lovers, it would be a great help to know sex and markings that can assist in identifying dogs.
Hope that we soon hear that they have been found safe, and that the young woman is in better spirits.

Does anyone know what time she was last seen? What time she left the house?

My daughter was last seen on Wed 8/19 @ 6:45 a.m. @ my mother's home. She was staying temporarily in the Pacoima area with my mother, although she is a Pasadena resident. She left with her adopted female 3-month old brown with white markings pitbull terrier mix along with her brown acoustic guitar. She is a beautiful, bright & intelligent young woman who has never done anything like this before. If anyone sees her, please call LAPD. Her family and friends want her home. - Robin's mom


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