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Missing Sisters woman found in good shape at Govt. Camp


An 84-year-old Sisters adult foster care resident who took one of her caregiver’s cars overnight, sparking a widespread search, was found later Saturday morning in good shape, more than 100 miles away, on Highway 26 near Government Camp, Deschutes County sheriff’s deputies said.

Sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 2:12 a.m. Saturday, Lena Shieler left her adult foster care facility in the 100 block of North Rope Street, taking a red Subaru Legacy from the driveway and headed to an unknown destination, said Sgt. William Bailey.

“Shieler has significant medical issues, including dementia, and requires regular medical monitoring,” Bailey wrote.

While notifying other police agencies of her and the car’s description, the sheriff’s office also had asked the public for assistance in locating Shieler.

Shieler was found just before 10 a.m., when Oregon State Police found her car along Highway 26 at Government Camp, by Mt. Hood, said Sgt. Aaron Harding.

Harding said OSP found her car following up on motorist reports of a car being driven erratically in the area.

Shieler was in good health, Harding said, but was taken to Mt. Hood Medical Center in Gresham for an evaluation.

“She’s fine,” Harding said. “Everything’s in place to get her back where she belongs.”

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