WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Metropolitan Police Department has located a missing woman.

Laura Townsend, 71, had reportedly been last seen on Monday, Dec. 16 at approximately 7:30 a.m. in the 1800 block of Alabama Ave., SE.

Townsend is described as a black female, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with short grey dread locks, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She was last seen wearing a black suede coat, red jump suit and a Redskins winter hat.

Police say she may be in need of medical attention.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Laura Townsend is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099, Youth Investigations Division at 202-576-6768, or 911.

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