Missing Oregon State Hospital patient found


Peace Wickham left the hospital without authorization on Monday

Peace Wickham is a patient at the Oregon State Hospital. October 14, 2019. (Oregon Health Authority)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An Oregon State Hospital patient who left without authorization has been found.

Peace Wickham, 34, was last seen at around 12:30 p.m. on Monday. A hospital employee recognized him at Washington Jefferson Park in Eugene the next day, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Wickham was taken into police custody and booked at the Lane County Jail. He’ll be taken from there back to the hospital.

Wickham was admitted as a patient when he was found guilty except for insanity on assault and weapons charges. He has been a patient at the Junction City campus of the Oregon State Hospital since 2016.

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