(Update: Missing woman found safe)
La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office sought the public’s help Sunday in finding a 71-year-old La Pine woman who left a home on foot in the morning and failed to return. They later reported she'd been found safe.
Kathleen Scott, who suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s, left a residence on Sutter Street in the Newberry Estates neighborhood around 10:30 a.m., walking in an unknown direction of travel, Sergeant Jayson Janes said, adding that she was visiting from out of the area.
She was most likely carrying a small, yellow dog named Dobby, the sergeant said.
Anyone who had seen Scott or has information on her whereabouts was asked to call the sheriff’s office at 541-693-6911, in reference to Case No. 22-41244. Several Sheriff's Search and Rescue teams were involved in the search for the woman.
Janes reported in an update around 10:30 p.m. Sunday that Scott "has been located and is safe."
"We appreciate everyone's assistance in locating her," the sergeant added.