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San Francisco Police Seeks Public’s Assistance in Locating Missing Person

Amancay Tapia
Ms. Rosetta FreshleySan Francisco Police Department Image

San Francisco Police have released the image of Ms. Rosetta Freshley, an 84-year-old female who was reported missing from her home on the 900 block of Steiner Street in San Francisco’s Fillmore Area.

Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit are seeking public’s help in locating Ms. Freshley who is considered to be at risk because of her advanced age and an ongoing medical condition. The police did not specify what health condition she has.

As stated by the SFPD, Ms. Rosetta Freshley was last seen on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at her residence. The police confirmed that “Ms. Freshley is described as an 84-year-old black female and was possibly wearing black and white leggings and a shirt.”

If you see Ms. Rosetta Freshley or know her whereabouts, please contact the nearest local law enforcement agency and provide her location and a description of what she is wearing.

Who to Contact if you see Ms. Rosetta Freshley

San Francisco Police Department’s Missing Person’s Unit is leading the investigation and investigators are asking anyone with information to call the SFPD 24-hour tip line at 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

Missing Persons in California and San Francisco

The San Francisco Police Department's Special Victims Unit is responsible for investigating missing persons cases in the city. A missing person is someone whose whereabouts is unknown to the reporting party and who may be the victim of a crime, in need of immediate medical attention or physically or mentally impaired. They could also be missing voluntarily.

In California there is no waiting period for reporting a person missing and all police and sheriffs' departments must accept any report without delay.

According to the state of California department of justice office of the attorney general, there are currently around 20,000 missing person cases in California and over 3,000 reports of unidentified persons in their automated database.

Law enforcement agencies are required by state law to report missing persons cases to the missing persons system. The California department of justice data showed that in San Francisco in the year 2020 there were 1,464 missing adults reported and 508 missing children reported.

The SFPD missing person’s unit says that;

“most missing person cases are solved within a few days or weeks. Some investigations go on for several months or even years. In such situations, you may want to enlist the services of a private investigator.”


The Clearinghouse offers a nationwide, toll-free hotline to receive tips on the whereabouts of missing persons.

In San Francisco, the Salvation Army also provides assistance to families who are looking for a missing relative.

Please remember that you may remain anonymous if you have any information regarding a missing person.

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