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Las Vegas woman missing

City News Service | 11/28/2012, 8:08 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--Police sought the public's help today in locating a 24-year-old Las Vegas woman who hasn't been seen since she visited her young son in South Los Angeles more than two weeks ago.

Shirley Elaine Carter was last seen around 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 at a friend's home in the 400 block of West 75th Street, according to a Los Angeles Police Department statement. She was visiting her 4-year-old son, who lives with a man named Vincent Stevenson, according to police.

Stevenson was the last person seen with Carter, the statement said without elaboration. Where Stevenson is now and who has the child was not immediately clear.

Carter is Black, 5 feet 2, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, a tattoo on her lower back, and multiple tattoos on the back of her legs.

Police said she was wearing dark denim jeans when she was last seen.

Anyone with information on Carter's whereabouts was urged to call the LAPD's Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During off hours, calls can be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7.