Nancy Paulikas

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Top Row and Bottom Left and Center: Paulikas, circa 2016;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to an unknown age


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 15, 2016 from Manhattan Beach, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 11, 1960
  • Age: 55 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 140 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Graying light brown hair, blue eyes. Paulikas's ears are pierced. She wears eyeglasses. She is of Lithuanian descent.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A red long-sleeved blouse with a white paisley pattern, blue jeans, black or navy blue sneakers, a watch and a medical alert bracelet.
  • Medical Conditions: Paulikas was in the advanced stages of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease when she disappeared. Her cognitive abilities were that of a four-year-old's, she had trouble understanding people and she had lost most of her spoken vocabulary.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Paulikas was last seen in Manhattan Beach, California at 3:00 p.m. on October 15, 2016. She wandered away while she and her family were visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was last seen on the security video walking west near Wilshire Boulevard and McCarthy Vista, three blocks from the museum. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of her whereabouts. Paulikas was in good physical shape and could have walked a considerable distance without getting tired. She has never been heard from again.

    Paulikas has a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Davis, and a master's degree in computer science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a certified pilot, loves animals, and she enjoyed hiking, backpacking and international travel before she became sick. Her family believes she may be homeless, or may be a Jane Doe patient in a hospital or long-term care facility. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Manhattan Beach Police Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Daily Breeze
    Nancy is Missing
    The Los Angeles Times
    Facebook Page for Nancy Paulikas


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated October 30, 2017; casefile added.

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