[UPDATE] GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A missing Grants Pass woman is safe after family members found her at a friend’s house early Sunday morning. Camala Ruth Cobbs was reported missing nearly 24 hours earlier, when her car was found running and abandon in the parking lot of a Grants Pass restaurant.
Police said Cobbs was in good condition when they found her. Cobbs told police she did not realize she had walked away from the car when it was still running. She said she ended up getting picked up and taken to a friend’s house where she was later found.
It was Cobb’s boyfriend and daughter who found her car in the parking lot of Herb’s restaurant. According to their statements made to police, Cobbs’s boyfriend said Cobb’s admitted herself into the Three Rivers Hospital around 2 a.m. Saturday and was released after being seen in the emergency room. Cobbs then made arrangements with him to meet at herbs at 9 a.m. Saturday, but all he found when he got there was her car.
Police were called to investigate, and deemed the case suspicious, filing a missing persons report. They said from there tips and clues flooded in.
“In situations like this it’s really helpful people call in even if it’s what people might think are silly things, sometimes those silly things lead to recovery of people, and even items but in this case a person,” said Sgt. Doni Hamilton with Grants Pass Public Safety.
Police said they receive calls about missing people every week. They take precautions, narrow down specifics, and check surveillance footage. If the situation seems suspicious then they designate them as a missing person.
NewsWatch 12 spoke with Cobb’s daughter and brother, both declined to comment.
[PREVIOUS STORY] GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Police are looking for 43-year-old Camala Cobbs. Police say statements from family reveal Cobbs admitted herself to the hospital Friday morning and was released.
She then made arrangements to meet with her boyfriend at Herb’s Restaurant on Rogue River Highway that morning. But her boyfriend says he waited and she never showed.
Police found her car idling in the parking lot. Call 541-450-6260 with any information.