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Update: Missing Woman Located, Reunited With Family - 02/07/19

Ms. Short was located early Thursday morning at a warming shelter by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies. She was uninjured and has been reunited with her family. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the public, news media, and local community partners for their assistance. The original media release is below.

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Deputies Searching for Missing Endangered Cedar Hills Woman, Possibly in Downtown Portland

February 6, 2019 -- On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 7:09 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a missing person call at a residence in the 12600 block of Southwest Butner Boulevard in the Cedar Hills community.

Deputies learned that family had not seen Anna Short, 60, since around 4:45 p.m. this evening. Deputies, with the assistance of a sheriff’s office K-9 team and the Air Support Unit, searched the area extensively but were unable to locate her.

At 7:52 p.m., a TriMet driver is believed to have spotted Ms. Short getting off a bus at West Burnside Street and Southwest 2nd Avenue in downtown Portland. Portland Police Bureau officers searched that area but were not able to locate Ms. Short. Deputies are working to review video footage from the bus.

During their investigation, deputies learned that Ms. Short is new to the area and is not believed to have access to a cell phone. Based on information gathered, deputies believe Ms. Short might be lost and unable to care for herself. Tonight’s low temperature in Portland is forecasted to be in the mid-20s.

Ms. Short is described as a 5-foot-3 white female, medium build, with brownish-gray hair and blue eyes. She is likely wearing a puffy purple jacket, maroon shirt, black pants, and carrying a black purse.

Anyone with information on Ms. Short’s whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.

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