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Oakland police release urgent appeal in search for missing woman

on August 31, 2011

The Oakland Police Department’s Special Victims Unit has released an urgent appeal asking for help in its search for a woman who went missing last month.

According to a police bulletin distributed by OPD spokesperson Officer Holly Joshi, 41-year-old Sabrina Phillips was last seen in Oakland by her mother on July 24, 2011. At that time she was wearing a light blue and brown striped shirt and blue jeans. She is most likely driving her mother’s 1994 red Honda Civic Del Sol with the California license plate 3LGR668, according to police. As shown in the photograph provided by the OPD, Phillips is African-American, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

The OPD’s statement indicated that Phillips is considered “at risk due to threats of suicide.” Anyone who has seen Phillips or heard of her whereabouts should contact the department’s Special Victims Unit at phone number (510) 238-3641.

No other information has been released about what led to Phillips’ disappearance.


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