Police: Missing Molalla woman may have come to Vancouver

By Mark Bowder, Columbian Assistant Metro Editor



Janice Ernest of Molalla, Ore., was last seen at her home on March 13. Molalla police say she may be in Vancouver, and could be disoriented and confused.

Police in Molalla, Ore., reported Saturday that a 62-year-old woman who went missing last week may have gone to the Vancouver area.

A bulletin from the Molalla Police Department said Janice Lynn Ernest was last seen at her home on March 13. She was reported missing three days later.

Foul play is not suspected, but Ernest suffers from bipolar disorder and is believed to be off of her medication. She may be easily confused and disoriented.

Ernest is described as white, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 125 pounds, with sandy brown hair and blue eyes. She may be driving her 2005 white Buick Rendezvous, Oregon license plate 969BWX.

It is believed that she does not have her cell phone with her at this time and recent circumstances indicate she may not be able to find her way home without assistance.

To report information or further details, call the Molalla Police Department at 503-655-8211. Refer to Molalla Police case No. 14-0474.

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