Missing Portland woman found safe

Photo of Verna Ferguson alongside a photo of the vehicle she could be driving - Portland Police photos.

UPDATE: Portland police say Verna J. Ferguson has been found safe and is being reunited with her family.

Original story:

Detectives from Portland Police's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 81-year-old woman who was last seen Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, Verna J. Ferguson may have memory issues.

Investigators believe she left her home in Portland's South Burlingame Neighborhood at about 5 p.m.

She's described as a white female, 5'2", 110 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black sweater and dark jeans.

At this time, officials say there's no indication of foul play in her disappearance.

Detectives believe Verna is driving her 2007 champagne colored Toyota Prius with Oregon license plate "843-CXW."

If you see Verna, call 9-1-1 so officers can do a welfare check.

Anyone with non-emergency information about Verna is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797 or missing@portlandoregon.gov

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