Missing woman’s family question daughter’s involvement

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MehraMansurySERRA MESA, Calif. – The search continues for a missing 79-year-old Serra Mesa woman last seen earlier this week.


Crews spent Friday searching for Menria Mansury in ravines and canyons surrounding the Serra Mesa area. A command post was set up at Qualcomm Stadium.


Mansury’s family also convened at the command post, before heading out into the community to pass out fliers asking for information.


“Four days now almost and we have no clue of her whereabouts,” said Zohra Sharif Enayat, Mansury’s niece. “And we love her. We love you so much. We want you back home.”


Family members told Fox 5 they last saw Mansury early this week. Days later they said she stopped returning calls and when they went by the home midweek they found it ransacked.


“It’s what you see on movies,” said Khaled Salihie, Mansury’s nephew. “All that was missing was the blood.”


Salihie said Mansury’s daughter, daughter’s boyfriend and another person all lived in the garage. They said there had been conflict because of the people the daughter surrounded herself with.


“She wanted the best for her daughter and didn’t want her to hang out with the negative influence,” said Salihie. “And I think that`s what ultimately caused the whole ordeal.”


Salihie said Mansury’s daughter was taken in for questioning by police. They situation has left her loved ones with questions of their own.


“Who is she? Do we know her? Is she capable of doing anything at that level?” asked Salihie. “That’s what’s I think is in everybody’s mind.”


San Diego Police Lt. Kevin Mayer said investigators are looking at all potential witnesses and evidence, but right now they’re only calling this a missing person’s case. Investigators said the woman left behind her purse, keys and cell phone.


“We are being extremely thorough. We are looking at all aspects,” said Lt. Mayer. “Due to her age and physical condition we are classifying her as at-risk.”


Family members said they’re certain it is much more than that.


“My money is on she did not wander away,” said Salihie.


He and other family members told Fox 5 they believe Mansury could have been taken to City Heights, an area the daughter’s boyfriend frequents. Police said they’re considering all options.


Family members said they’re extremely grateful to all of the search crews and investigators working on the case.


Mansury is described as Middle Eastern, 5’1”, about 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.



If you have any information you’re asked to call S.D.P.D. at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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