Gresham police ask for public's help locating missing psychiatric patient
GRESHAM, Ore. –
UPDATE: Gresham police say Lacy Erkkila has been found and is safe.
The Gresham Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a psychiatric patient who went missing from Mt. Hood Medical center.
Police say 34-year-old Lacy Mae Erkkila was on a psychiatric hold when left the hospital Saturday afternoon.
Officers responded to perform a welfare check at 2:47, but were unable to locate her.
Police believe Erkkila is a danger to herself.
Erkkila is 5 feet 10 inches tall and 140 pounds. She was last seen leaving the hospital wearing a blue hospital jacket and teal scrubs.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call 911.