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L.A. Realtor still missing

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Dozens of real estate agents fanned out across a large portion of Los Angeles County Wednesday afternoon, passing out flyers and looking for leads in the mysterious disappearance of a popular fellow Realtor who's been missing since last week. Julia Buchanan "Deede" Keller was last seen on Thursday at her home in El Segundo, a small community on the southern edge of Los Angeles International Airport. El Segundo Police Detective Ken Mulroney says the circumstances surrounding her disappearance are "suspicious." Keller is an agent at Shorewood Realtors in nearby Manhattan Beach, one of the trendiest and most expensive communities in L.A.'s popular South Bay. Rick Plank, Keller's office manager, said she has been representing clients in the area for more than a dozen years. Shorewood Realtors and its escrow subsidiary are offering a $50,000 reward for information that will help find the missing agent. Plank says that salespeople from Keller's office, and even many agents from competing of...