Update: Missing Woman Found Safe (Photo)

September 16, 2021 21:28


The Portland Police Bureau was notified at approximately 9:15 p.m. that Charlene Otis has been located by her family and is safe.


###Original Message Below###

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Officers from East Precinct responded to a missing person call in the 300 block of Southeast 133rd Avenue. Officers learned that 79 year-old Charlene Otis walked away from her residence. Otis does not usually go out of her home unaccompanied and has not yet returned. Otis has been diagnosed with dementia and is likely confused.

Otis walks slowly and usually wears a skirt, head covering, and sun darkening eyeglasses. However, there is no information about what she was wearing when she left home. Otis is African American, 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

If Otis is located please call 503.823.3333 or 911 if there is an emergency. For other information or possible sighting, you are asked to please email the investigators at missing@portlandoregon.gov.

Photo Descriptions: Three photos of Charlene Otis



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