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Silver Alert issued for missing Parkland woman

Dixie Matthias, 77, of Parkland was reported missing Thursday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
Dixie Matthias, 77, of Parkland was reported missing Thursday, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department. Courtesy

UPDATE, 1:20 p.m. Friday: Dixie Matthias was found safe in Renton and reunited with her family, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: A Silver Alert was issued Thursday evening for a missing Parkland woman suffering from severe dementia, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

Dixie Matthias, 77, has been missing from her home since about 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

Matthias is about 5-foot-7 and 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a dark jacket.

She’s believed to be driving a white 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible with a black top and the Washington license plate “DIXEEZ.”

Anyone with information about Matthias’ whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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