(Victor Valley)–On March 22 2011 at approximately 2:00 a.m., Taoipu left from her residence on foot with her 17 year old daughter, Melissa Bowman (100393). The family is concerned as Taoipu takes prescription medications that she did take with her, but if not taken properly she may become confused and disoriented. Her daughter Bowman, has the mental capacity of a 5 year old. Reporting party, Bernadette Schultz, is the primary caretaker for both Taoipu and Bowman. Taoipu has left their residence on prior occasions and has normally been located within the City of Victorville. This is the first incidence where Taoipu has left with one of her children Bowman was last seen wearing blue jeans with orange paint on the bottom and a white t-shirt. TTSENT.
Missing Person 1
Name: Mele Lepepa Taoipu (Top Pic)
SMTO: Last seen wearing a shirt with flowers on it and “Capri” style jeans.
Missing Person 2
Name: Melissa Bowman (Bottom Pic)
Hair: Red short
SMTO: Last seen wearing blue jeans with orange paint on the bottom and a white t-shirt
ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THIS MISSING PERSON PLEASE CONTACT: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SHERIFF-CORONER’S DEPARTMENT VICTORVILLE CITY STATION 760-241-2911 OR SHERIFF’S DISPATCH 760-245-4211
REFER DR # 171103472