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Elderly woman with dementia missing in Hood River

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HOOD RIVER, OR (KPTV) -

The Hood River County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing elderly woman.

The search is happening on the Westside of Hood River, near the Indian Creek Golf Course.

At about 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, the sheriff's office was notified that Patricia Pattison, 80, had walked away from her Avalon Drive home sometime between 10:30 p.m. and midnight.

Family searched the area without success before contacting authorities.

Local law enforcement and fire personnel searched the area throughout the night.

Early Thursday morning, ground crews began searching the area and an air search was initiated, deputies said.

Pattison is described as 5'3" tall and 120 pounds.

She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

She was dressed in a light blue, full length nightgown.

Pattison was not believed to be wearing her eyeglasses when she left the home, deputies said.

According to investigators, she suffers from dementia and may be suspicious of people or attempt to hide if confronted.

The public is asked to contact the Hood River Sheriff's Office immediately at 541-386-2711 if Pattison is spotted or if they have any information regarding her whereabouts.

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