PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Police say 88-year-old Eleanor Mitchell who went Sunday morning has been located.
Mitchell has dementia, officials said. She had been missing since 10:30 a.m. Sunday but was found early Monday and is now safe at home.
Mitchell’s son, David Barrett told KOIN 6 News that he was with her shortly before she went missing.
“She got up early this morning, 4:30, and wanted to go to a school that didn’t exist,” he said. “I showed her what the weather was outside, took her coat off, sat her down … I fixed her breakfast and gave her medication then laid down for about a half-hour, woke up to set up for the church she likes to go to — Bethel AME — but she was gone.”
Barrett said his mother is a “sweet, kind person” and “always has a smile on her face.”
“The weather out there is treacherous for most people to be going out there,” he said.