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Missing Santa Maria woman located safely

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Santa Maria Police Department
Juana Lopez Bautista

UPDATE: A Santa Maria woman who was reported missing after she was last seen Sunday morning has been located safely.

Police say Juana Lopez Bautista, 23, voluntarily left the area and has since been located safely.

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Maria Police Department is asking for the public's help to locate a missing woman.

23-year-old Juana Lopez Bautista was last seen Sunday around 8 a.m.

Police say she went to do laundry at The Laundry Room at 600 N. Broadway around 11 a.m.

It's believed she then went to a local grocery store, police said.

At about 7 p.m, her 2001 Kia Sportage was found abandoned near Jim May Park.

Family members and police have tried to contact her by phone. but have been unsuccessful. Family members say it is unusual for her not to answer her phone. She has no history of running away or disappearing, police said. 

Anyone who may have seen Lopez throughout the day on Sunday or anyone who may have any information about her location is urged to call the Santa Maria Police Department at 805-928-3781, ext. 2277

Article Topic Follows: Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County

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