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Grants Pass woman found safe soon after police issue missing alert

44-year-old Michele Waldie was last seen leaving her home on foot Tuesday morning.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 10:33 AM
Updated: Mar 27, 2019 11:00 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —

UPDATE: Waldie has "returned home and is safe," according to GPDPS.

"Thanks for the assistance," the agency said.

(Updated 3/27/19 at 11 a.m.)


INITIAL REPORT: The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) is asking for help from the public in locating a woman who went missing after leaving her home on Tuesday morning.

44-year-old Michele Waldie reportedly left her home in the 1700-block of Harbeck Road on foot. According to GPDPS, Waldie is autistic but high-functioning.

"She is able to do normal everyday things like care for herself/family. Michele is not able to drive and will likely be on foot or with someone else in a vehicle," the agency said.

Waldie is described as 5'6" and about 160 pounds with auburn hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black pants, a black jacket, and a hat of an unknown color.

If anyone has questions or further information, please call the GPDPS at (541) 450-6260.

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