Missing Auburn woman, 89, found safe

Staff writerSeptember 4, 2013 

An 89-year-old Auburn woman who suffers from dementia has been missing since Tuesday, police said.

Helen Inks took the keys to the family’s Jeep Cherokee and left their home Tuesday. Her daughter was unable to locate her and called police.

Officers have checked local area casinos, which Inks is known to frequent, but haven’t found her. She could possibly be heading to the family’s property in Chelan and Grant counties.

Inks is listed as an endangered missing person because she did not take her medications with her.

She is believed to be driving a white 1995 Jeep Cherokee with Washington license plate number AHH4084. Inks is 5-feet-4 and 160 pounds, with short gray curly hair.

Anyone who has information on Inks’ whereabouts is asked to call 911.

UPDATE as of 1:27 p.m.: Inks has been found safe in North Bend, police said.

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