Search Continues for Missing Serra Mesa Woman | NBC 7 San Diego

Search Continues for Missing Serra Mesa Woman

Mehria Mansury, 79, was last seen Tuesday in her Serra Mesa home

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    Dozens of law enforcement officers continued the search Saturday for a Serra Mesa woman, last seen at her home on Tuesday morning.

    With a main command post set up at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego police joined search and rescue teams from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department San Diego mountain rescue, U.S. Border Patrol and K-9 teams from Los Angeles and Orange County in the search for 79-year-old Mehria Mansury.

    Mansury, who officials consider a "missing person-at-risk," was last seen around 8 a.m. Tuesday at her home in the 2800-block of Amulet Street.

    Saturday marked day three of the search for the missing local. As of 12:35 p.m., officials said they had no new information to share. SDPD Sgt. Battrick said officials are "still searching" for Mansury.

    Sheriffs deputies said the missing woman's family was handing out flyers in Tierra Santa.

    On Friday, officials spent all day combing Serra Mesa and other parts of the county. At around 3 p.m., San Diego-Fire Rescue officials were called to Shawn Avenue and Marathon Drive to investigate reports of a suspicious pipe found in a canyon by search and rescue volunteers looking for Mansury.

    However, by 4:45 p.m., officials determined that the pipe was not considered evidence and was in no way linked to Mansury’s disappearance.

    Officials say the search for the missing woman will continue until all leads are exhausted.

    Mansury is described by police as Middle-Eastern with a light complexion, 5-foot-1, weighing 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.

    Detectives are asking anyone with information on Mansury’s whereabouts to contact the SDPD Homicide Unit Adult Missing Persons line at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

    On Friday, SDPD Lt. Kevin Mayer said investigators are not calling Mansury’s disappearance a homicide at this point. Still, search and rescue crews scoured the San Diego River for any potential trace of the missing woman.

    NBC 7 spoke with Mansury’s nephew and nieces who say they are concerned for Mansury’s safety.

    The family members said a relative last saw Mansury on Monday. They said Mansury’s daughter – who lives with Mansury in the Serra Mesa home – last saw Mansury on Tuesday, but didn’t report her missing.

    On Wednesday, a relative spoke with Mansury’s daughter who said Mansury had gone for a walk. The family members told NBC 7 that when relatives visited Mansury’s home on Wednesday, the house was a mess. Worried for Mansury, a relative called police and the search efforts began.

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