Heather Bloom

Berkeley police are asking for the public’s help in locating a developmentally disabled woman whose mother last saw her five years ago.

In June 2009, the mother of Heather Bloom called Berkeley police to ask for assistance in locating her daughter who had been living with her sister in Berkeley. The mother, who lives in New York, had last seen her daughter in 2005.

Police went to the place they thought Bloom was living but were not able to see her. The sister moved out of the apartment a short time later.

Bloom, 33, uses a wheelchair and may be in a hospital or in a home in the Bay Area, said police.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the BPD Homicide Detail at (510) 981-5741 or the BPD non-emergency number at (510) 981-5900 or (510) 981-5911 from your cellular phone. If callers wish to remain anonymous they are asked to call the Bay Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...