UPDATE: Missing woman with Vancouver ties found safe in Portland

Cassandra Hooper, 28, returned home safely Wednesday evening

By John Branton, Columbian Staff Reporter

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UPDATE: Missing woman returned to her home in Portland on Wednesday evening.

Portland police said Wednesday night that they are looking into her being missing three days, to see if there were "factors in her being missing that require investigation."

ORIGINAL STORY: As of Wednesday afternoon, Portland police were asking the public to watch for Cassandra Hooper, 28, a Vancouver resident at times who was last seen Sunday night in the 200 block of Southwest Harrison Street in Portland.

“At this point we still don’t suspect foul play,” Sgt. Pete Simpson with the Portland Police Bureau said late Wednesday afternoon, but he said anyone seeing Hooper is asked to call 911 or Detective Mike Weinstein with the Missing Persons Unit, 503-823-0446.

Police say Hooper had been living in Portland, but her address before that was in Vancouver and she has Vancouver ties and a Washington driver’s license.

A friend said Hooper was living in Vancouver but had been staying with a friend in Portland.

Detectives have been told that Hooper has left without notifying anyone in the past.

Friends and family have posted a Facebook page about Hooper being missing.

Simpson said in a bulletin that Hooper’s roommate reported her missing and has been fully cooperating with the investigation.

Hooper is white, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 130 pounds, with shoulder-length blond hair and green eyes. When last seen she wore a white sun dress with black stripes, the bulletin said.

When she left, she was taking her dog, Lincoln, for a walk. Lincoln is a friendly, light-brown mixed-breed pug.

John Branton: 360-735-4513 or john.branton@columbian.com.