Missing ‘sweet, kind’ woman with dementia found in Portland

Multnomah County

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.

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