Las Cruces Missing Woman Found

Las Cruces Missing Woman Found

POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 11:06am

UPDATED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 1:59pm


Mary Lou Benavidez, the 55-year-old woman reported missing earlier today from her Las Cruces home, was located and appears to be in good condition.


Las Cruces Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 55-year-old woman who walked away from her East Mesa home today.

Mary Lou Benavidez was last seen this morning at her home on the 5300 block of Central Road on Las Cruces’ East Mesa. Benavidez is believed to have physical and mental health issues that may put her life in danger if she goes without medication for an extended period of time.

Benavidez is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. She has long salt-and-pepper hair to her waist and brown eyes. Benavidez was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue skirt and brown shoes.

Benavidez is believed to be traveling on foot or she may have accepted a ride from a passerby.

Anyone with information on Benavidez’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.

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