A 95-year-old woman whose son said she went missing after being wheeled away from a South Los Angeles convalescent home is reportedly safe, a relative told NBC4 Monday night.
In an email, Flora Johnson's niece claims the elderly woman asked to be taken from the convalescent home after being mistreated.
"She is safe and sound and is no longer being mistreated," Johnson's niece Judy McGee said.
When pressed where Johnson was, McGee hung up the phone with NBC4.
Johnson was last seen being rolled out of a convalescent center in a wheelchair Sunday by McGee and another woman in the 3600 block of Norton Avenue near Leimart Park, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Family members identified McGee, and possibly McGee's daughter, as the women who removed Johnson from the facility, police said.
Police are unsure why Johnson was taken from the convalescent home, but they do not suspect foul play at this time.
Johnson is described as an African-American woman with red hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 6 inches tall, around 145 pounds. She suffers from multiple medical conditions that require medication, officials said.
Anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD Missing Persons Unit, Detectives Baca or Detective Merrill at (213) 996-1800, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).
Anonymous tips can be reported by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477), or by texting 274637.
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