Police have identified the woman found wandering near Albany on May 15 as a mental health patient on a cross-country road trip.
It took law enforcement agencies from six states, in cooperation with the FBI, two customs agencies and the Royal Canadian Mounted police, to track down the identity of Marcia Lee Rackley of Norfolk, VA.
Linn County detectives backtracked the 67-year-old woman's journey through a series of bus terminals in Portland, Spokane and Chicago. An emergency room nurse in Chicago identified Rackley after seeing her picture in the news. Emergency personnel treated Rackley back in April when she was found to have spent three days in a bathroom at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. After spending a short time in a Chicago-area psychiatric ward, Rackley was released, and she boarded a Greyhound bus to Portland.
Doctors say Rackley suffers from a mental illness and sometimes wanders off when she's not on medication, taking buses and trains, often without carrying any kind of identification. Rackley is currently being treated for her illness in Linn County.
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