Police Seek Help Locating At-Risk Missing Person

Update at 3:30 p.m:

On Aug. 31, 2021, missing person Tasha June Merola was located unharmed at a store in the City of Lakewood. 

The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a 40-year-old at-risk missing person, Tasha June Merola, who was last seen on Aug. 30, 2021, at approximately 4:15 p.m.

Merola was last seen in the 4700 block of Sunfield Avenue in Long Beach. She suffers from medical conditions and may become easily disorientated. She is known to leave her residence and frequent McDonald’s restaurants, 99 Cents Only Stores, Petco, and the Lakewood Mall area. Merola was previously reported missing on Aug. 21, 2021, under similar circumstances and was located in Lakewood on Aug. 22, 2021.

The at-risk missing person is described as follows:
Age: 40-years-old
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 5’4″
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Clothing: Pink Sweater and gray pants
Scars/Marks/Tattoos: None

Anyone with information regarding this missing person is urged to call our Missing Persons Detail at (562) 570-7246 or Police Dispatch at (562) 435-6711. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.