UPDATE - FOUND SAFE: Portland Police Seeking Public's Help Locating a Missing Elderly Southeast Portland Woman with Dementia

February 28, 2013 17:35


77-year-old woman Len-Hsing Wan has been found safe and is no longer considered a missing person.



The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public's help in locating 77-year-old Len-Hsing Wan (pronounced "Len-Sing Wahn"), who left on foot from her home, in the 2600 block of Southeast Grant Street, at about 8:00 a.m. this morning, February 28, 2013, and did not return.

Len-Hsing suffers from dementia and other medical conditions, which caused her family to become concerned, and police were called after they had been unable to locate her. Portland Police officers responded immediately, at approximately 1:15 p.m. this afternoon, and have been working throughout the afternoon to attempt to locate her. No foul play is suspected.

Missing Persons detectives and Multnomah County Search & Rescue were called in, along with a State-certified K-9 tracking team, and a door-to-door canvass in the area is continuing.

Detectives have also activated the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) emergency reverse phone notification system, which broadcasts a pre-recorded message about the missing person to listed landlines within the geographic area, asking neighbors to check around their homes and businesses, for any sign of the missing person.

Len-Hsing is described as an Asian female, 77 years old, 5'2", 125 pounds, with straight, collar-length, salt & pepper gray hair, and brown eyes. She was last believed to be wearing a navy blue jacket with a collar, light-colored blue jeans, white tennis shoes with blue soles, and a black hat with a brim on it. Len-Hsing speaks little English; she speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Anyone with information about Len-Hsing's whereabouts is asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, at (503) 823-0446.


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