Missing Oregon mental patient found in California
Monday, May 7, 2012
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A missing psychiatric patient from the Oregon State Hospital has been taken into custody near Tulelake, Calif., near the California-Oregon border.
Oregon State Police say 40-year-old Martie K. Mitchell was on unauthorized leave since Friday. She was found Monday evening hiding in a residence.
She was committed to the hospital two years ago from Klamath County where she was deemed guilty of attempted murder except for insanity. Police say she admitted to illegally purchasing a firearm to shoot a detective who was investigating her for drug use and child abuse. She was sentenced to 20 years under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board.