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76-year old Woman from Oregon City Located and She's Safe

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel and volunteers located a missing woman.

76-year old Dorothy
76-year old Dorothy "Dottie" Beyer is missing from the Oregon City area. Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

(OREGON CITY) - UPDATE: Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. Dorothy Beyer, the missing and reportedly despondent 76-year-old has been located. Dorothy Beyer was located by Search & Rescue personnel a short distance from her residence on S. Hoffman Road, in Oregon City. Dorothy Beyer appears to be in good physical condition; however, medical personnel –- as a precautionary measure -- is examining Beyer at this time. It is expected Beyer will soon be reunited with her family. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office wishes to thank all the dedicated volunteers that responded to this activated search mission. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office conducts approximately 150 Search and Rescue missions annually in Clackamas County, and is strongly dependent upon the dedicated expertise of all those volunteer organizations that respond to these urgent missions. Also, a special thanks to media for announcing this ongoing search to the public. This Search and Rescue mission was initiated Friday afternoon and was successfully concluded just before 8:00 a.m. this Saturday morning.

==============Original Release================
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel and volunteers are searching for a missing and despondent elderly female from Oregon City. Det. Jim Strovink with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, says 76-year old Dorothy Beyer was last seen Thursday, at her residence.

"The Sheriff's Office was alerted to this missing person Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. and upon investigation, activated a Search & Rescue mission in an effort to locate this missing, despondent, 76-year-old female."

Strovink says this portion of Oregon City is isolated, rural and does not have public transit readily available. Beyer is reported to have departed the residence with no medication, no wallet, no keys –- and left her beloved dog behind at the family residence. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Search & Rescue Coordinators report having approximately 30 volunteers now actively engaged in the search for this missing woman. These volunteer groups actively deployed with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for this ongoing SAR operation are identified as:

  • Mountain Wave Communications
  • Pacific Northwest Search & Rescue
  • Search One (Canine)
  • North Oregon Regional Search & Rescue (NORSAR)
  • Clackamas County 4-Wheel Drive Club
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance from the public with this effort to locate this missing person. Anyone with information concerning this missing person is requested to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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