Missing person found and safe because of alert citizen

Ofc. N. Briggs

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 9:35 p.m.

On 12-03-2016 a little before 7PM, SPD Officers responded to the area of 1100 N Astor regarding a missing person. A female in her 90s had last been seen in the area after attending church, and had not made it home. SPD immediately began searching the area as well as following up on other investigative avenues.

At a little before 8PM an alert citizen saw the elderly missing person walking on Division St. The concerned citizen noted that the female was not dressed for the weather, seemed disoriented and had some superficial injuries.

Thanks to the alert and caring citizen the female was found, her family was notified, and she is receiving medical care at a local facility. The elderly female had been out in the elements for about two hours total, and told Officers that the citizen “saved her life.”

SPD wants to extend our gratitude to the citizen for noticing something out of place, and acting on their observations. At this time the Good Samaritan has not given permission for their name to be released. This is another great example of the citizens of Spokane being the eyes and ears of SPD, and with a strong partnership the community is safer.

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