UPDATE*LOCATED SAFE*:Detectives Seek Public's Help Locating a Missing Portland Woman with Early-onset Dementia

UPDATE*LOCATED SAFE*:Detectives Seek Public's Help Locating a Missing Portland Woman with Early-onset Dementia

January 01, 2013 11:10


This morning at approximately 9:00 a.m., missing person Beth Adwell was safely recovered after a jogger called 9-1-1, after finding her on the ground in Mt. Tabor Park, with her purse nearby. East Precinct officers and medical personnel responded to the scene and, fortunately, Mrs. Adwell was able to return home safely with family.



Detectives from the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating 49-year-old Beth Adwell, who suffers from symptoms related to early onset dementia. Beth has short-term memory deficit and may be unable to find her way home safely, and is considered a vulnerable adult.

Beth was last seen at about 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, December 31, 2012, when she left from her residence, in the 2300 block of Southeast Division Street, to go to a nearby convenience store, but did not return. A neighbor confirmed to officers canvassing the neighborhood that Beth was seen leaving home alone, on foot. Family members called police at about 8:30 p.m., after they were unable to locate her.

The Portland Police Bureau activated the A Child Is Missing (ACIM) emergency reverse phone notification system, which broadcasts a pre-recorded message about a missing person, to listed numbers within the geographic area where a missing person was last seen.

Beth is described as a white female, 5'6", weighing 150 pounds, with naturally curly, shoulder-length, dark-colored hair, which she had been wearing in a ponytail. She wears black, metal-framed glasses, and had been dressed in a black, knee-length, hooded jacket, over a black sweatshirt with pictures of cats on it, a blue turtleneck, black pants and white tennis shoes. Beth was likely carrying a brown canvas purse with a shoulder strap.

Anyone who knows of Beth'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, Missing Persons Unit, at (503) 823-0446.


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