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Missing South L.A. Mother

missingmom49-year-old Marta Michel has been missing since January 19th when she was last seen at a Downtown L.A. bus stop after leaving the Casa India Restaurant.

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49-year-old Marta Michel has been missing since January 19th when she was last seen at a Downtown L.A. bus stop after leaving the Casa India Restaurant.

On Sunday, family and friends handed out fliers with her picture to help with the search for Michel. Doug Kolk reports.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — 49-year-old wife and mother Marta Michel was a regular at Casa India Restaurant.

For the last two years she would go there alone just about every Saturday, have some food and a beer or two and visit with friends and staff members.

“She was always happy and talked to us all the time,” said restaurant manager Sonia Nolasco

Friends and family are baffled that one week ago, after leaving Casa India around midnight and apparently heading home, Marta vanished.

“I saw her waiting for the bus at the corner of 4th and Broadway. That’s the last time I saw her. Something bad must have happened to her,” Nolasco said.

Marta stands 4’11″ and weighs about 160 pounds.

She has a limp and was last seen wearing a black skirt with a black- and-grey-striped long sleeve shirt.

Chris Wolfe reports.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – A south L.A. family is desperate to get help in locating their mother, who has been missing for a week.

49-year-old Marta Michel was last seen on Jan. 19 at a bus stop after leaving the Casa India Restaurant in downtown L.A.  Originally from El Salvador, Michel is described as 4’11″, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and red hair.

Now her husband and her children are hoping to get help or information from anyone who might have seen Michel.

Michel’s 18-year-old daughter Diana doesn’t understand her mother’s disappearance.  “She wouldn’t leave.  She wouldn’t,” Diana says.  “The only family she has here doesn’t know what happened.  She wouldn’t leave.”

And Michel’s sons have messages for their mother.  Her 13-year-old son Roberto says, “Mom, if you’re out there, come back.  We miss you.”

And Michel’s 10-year-old son David says, “We all love her and we want her to come back to the house.”

Anyone with information as to Michel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the LAPD.

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