Ridgefield police seek missing teen

Rachael Blakely left home Wednesday

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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Ridgefield police are seeking the public’s help in locating a teenage girl who went for a walk Wednesday evening and didn’t return.

Rachael Blakely, 18, was last seen wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and a full-length denim skirt. She carried a small pink purse.

She told her mother she was going for a walk and hasn’t returned, police said.

Police said Blakely is “highly religious” and has no history of using drugs or alcohol.

She is 5-feet, 1-inch tall, weighs about 100 pounds, and has blonde hair and brown eyes. She needs her eyeglasses to see well.

Anyone who has seen her since Wednesday evening should call police at 360-887-3556.