Police searching for missing woman

21-year-old last seen at Mountain View gas station

Mountain View police are searching for a missing woman last seen at a Mountain View gas station Tuesday evening.

Police officials said that Melinda Alexander, 21, was last seen on Aug. 13 around 7 p.m. at the Shell Gas Station at 807 N. Shoreline Blvd. She is not from the area and was not carrying her phone or ID with her, police said.

She was dropped off at the Shell Gas Station after she and her sister got into a verbal argument and has not been seen nor heard from since. Alexander has family who live in San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, but at this time they have not had any contact from her, according to a post to the Mountain View Police Department's Facebook page made at about 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

Alexander is described as 5 feet-4-inches tall, weighing 102 pounds with brown, shoulder-length hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a black tank-top, black skirt, black high-heels and a black purse. Alexander was also wearing a silver necklace with a lock and diamond.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen her to contact them at 650-903-6395 and refer to case number 13-4520, or call 9-1-1 if it is an emergency. Anonymous tips may be sent via text at 274637. Be sure to include "mvtips" in the body of your text along with the message.


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Posted by Mary
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Duh? A photo would be helpful?!

Please provide one soon.

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Posted by Jack
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Doesn't the sister who was driving feel bad right about now? Hope they find this young woman soon & in good health.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Photo in the police press release: Web Link

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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm

DUH... great description.... Is she Caucasion, Black, Mexican ???

Pol. Correctness sucks..

What is a "Medium Complextion" ? (sorry for the spelling)

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Posted by Jay Park
a resident of Jackson Park
on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

MV Police is now indicating that they have located her safe and sound in San Mateo County (as of Wed 9:42pm). No additional information provided at this time.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm

George - in the photo she looks white to me. I agree it was kind of silly for the Voice to repost the police press release, but delete the photo for some reason.

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