On 05/08/2021 at about 4:55 PM Astoria Police received a report from family members that 74 year old Maria Rico had gone missing from her residence in Astoria. Rico reportedly suffers from dementia. Astoria Police Department was assisted in looking for Rico by the Clatsop County Search and Rescue Team, Astoria Fire Department, Warrenton Police Department and Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office . A community alert was also put out to Astoria residents, but Rico was not located overnight.
Fortunately a community member spotted Rico just before 7:30 AM this morning near Gray Elementary School and notified a Search and Rescue Member that was in the area. A short time later Mrs. Rico was reunited with her family.
Astoria Police would like to thank community members who called in information and offered assistance in locating Mrs. Rico. We would also like to thank Clatsop County’s Search and Rescue Team, Astoria Fire Department, Warrenton Police Department and Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.