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Hockinson man, missing for six days, found at Andresen WinCo

By , Columbian staff reporter

A Hockinson man who had been missing for six days was found alive and healthy Thursday night, according to his aunt, Janet Campbell.

Vladimir Dubrovsky-Griswold, 22, was found around 10 p.m. at WinCo Foods, 2101 N.E. Andresen Road, where Campbell said he was trying to buy food with money someone had given him.

“We’re so relieved,” Campbell said. “Six days — your mind goes everywhere — just to know he was physically sighted, that he was alive and OK and nobody, no predator, got him was — I can’t even tell you; it gave us such a refreshing view. That’s a long time for a kid like him to be out on his own.”

He is healthy, apart from losing a few pounds, his aunt said. Otherwise, she said he was overwhelmed when they came to bring him home.

Dubrovsky-Griswold is on the autism spectrum and functions at around a 12-year-old level, according to a Clark County Sheriff’s Office news release. He left his home around 4 p.m. Saturday with a gallon jug of water and a protein shake, his aunt said.

He was first found sleeping on a man’s property, Campbell said. The man took him to Living Hope Church on Andresen Road, where they gave Dubrovsky-Griswold some food, Campbell said.

Campbell said she is grateful for the community and law enforcement officers who searched for Dubrovsky-Griswold. But she gave special thanks to the woman who called from WinCo and the man who found him and drove him into town.

“Without those two, we wouldn’t have him,” she said.