A 67-year-old Madras woman, who hasn't been seen since April 29, has been reported as a missing person.
On May 9, the Madras Police Department sent out an attempt to locate missing person for Marilyn Lancaster, who was first reported missing on May 1, when a friend and roommate reported Lancaster as missing at around 2 p.m.
According to Madras Police Chief Tanner Stanfill, the roommate was concerned that she hadn't heard from Lancaster for two days. "It appeared to the roommate that Ms. Lancaster had left the residence with little clothing and had not left a note or any other information that she would be leaving," Stanfill said, noting that at the time of the report, Lancaster hadn't been gone long, so the department sent out an attempt to locate welfare check to Central Oregon and coastal law enforcement agencies.
Then on May 9, an officer recontacted the roommate and learned that she still hadn't heard from Lancaster.
"Additionally, other friends of Ms. Lancaster had not heard from her either," Stanfill reported.
Lancaster does not own a cell phone, but friends said that it was unusual for Lancaster to leave without notifying someone of her whereabouts.
Lancaster is described as a white female, who is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall, and 140 pounds. She is believed to have left Madras in a blue 2006 Subaru Outback, with Oregon license plate number 141CRZ.
Lancaster, who is known to enjoy the outdoors and fishing, does have some mild difficulty walking. Information on Lancaster has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System and the National Crime Information Center as a missing person associated with her vehicle.
An attempt to locate missing person alert has been sent statewide to Oregon law enforcement. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is encouraged to contact officer J.J. Wallace with the Madras Police Department at 541-475-2424.