Gresham police ask for public's help locating missing psychiatric patient

Lacy Mae Erkkila is missing. If you see her, call 911. Photo courtesy Gresham Police Department

GRESHAM, Ore. –

UPDATE: Gresham police say Lacy Erkkila has been found and is safe.

Original Story:

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.

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