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Woman without medication missing since Friday

Resident last seen at East Palo Alto grocery store

Update: Family and friends of missing Palo Alto woman Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller will be holding a search party on Saturday, Aug. 25. Read more here.

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A 66-year-old Palo Alto woman who is considered at risk because she needs prescription drugs for a medical condition has been missing since Friday, police said Monday.

Wamaitha Kaboga-Miller was last seen Friday at Country Time Market at 2200 University Ave. in East Palo Alto making a purchase.

Police do not believe there are suspicious circumstances surrounding Kaboga-Miller's disappearance, agency spokeswoman Janine De la Vega told the Weekly.

Kaboga-Miller's husband last saw her on Friday morning. He didn't return home until about 7 p.m. that day and assumed she was visiting friends, De la Vega said. When he woke up the next morning and found she wasn't home, he alerted authorities.

Kaboga-Miller is described as a 5-foot, 1-inch tall black woman weighing about 120 pounds, according to a missing person flyer. Police said she was last seen wearing a black puffy vest over white long-sleeved shirt and light-colored pajama pants.

Investigators believe she's driving a silver 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK with California license plate number DP241LU, police said. The vehicle also has a handicap placard, according to a missing person flyer.

Kaboga-Miller is recovering from surgery and may be wearing a black back brace, according to the flyer.

Kaboga-Miller's family and friends have published a video seeking the public's assistance in locating her. They have also released surveillance footage taken from the East Palo Alto market where she was last seen.

On Wednesday afternoon, police issued an update stating detectives are continuing to investigate Kaboga-Miller's disappearance and don't have any confirmed sightings of her.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Comments

7 people like this
Posted by Njoki Kinyua
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm

This is quite appalling that PAPD do not believe that her disappearance is suspicious. have they even tracked her vehicle to see where it could be? If she was a white woman, the PAPD would have been on it since Friday!!


12 people like this
Posted by Willie Sutton
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm

> This is quite appalling that PAPD do not believe that her disappearance is suspicious. have they even tracked her vehicle to see where it could be? If she was a white woman, the PAPD would have been on it since Friday!!

I agree Njoki. LE priorities tend to favor whites regardless of city or precinct...especially in 'enlightened' areas.

This info should have posted on Saturday AM at the latest.

I'm originally from the South...rural Mississippi & compared to cities like Boston (a northern white/blue demographic), the local Sheriff's Departments around the Delta show far more concern than some of these so-called bastions of liberal perspective.

It wasn't always that way but at least they aren't being phony.



5 people like this
Posted by Angelica
a resident of another community
on Aug 20, 2018 at 3:27 pm

72 hrs was too long a time to wait. Especially someone on prescription meds.


3 people like this
Posted by hope_for_best
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Aug 20, 2018 at 5:10 pm

" ... PAPD would have been on it since Friday!! "

She was not reported missing until Saturday.

Nice car but no cell-phone?


2 people like this
Posted by GraceBrown
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm

GraceBrown is a registered user.

@hope_for_best

Not sure what you mean "nice car, but no cell phone." What exactly are you trying to say? I sincerely hope that there isn't a sub-text to your comment.

With respect,

GB


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