Missing Woman's Body Located

Update: Portland Police say the body of Wenzhen Chen was found on the shore of the Willamette River on Friday. There were no signs of foul play. 

The Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public's help to locate a 76-year-old woman missing since early Tuesday morning.

Wenzhen Chen left her home in Downtown Portland at approximately 8:00 a.m. after making statements causing her family to believe that she may be in crisis.

Chen is an active walker and regular walks up to 10 mile a day. She is physically healthy but has recently began suffering from memory loss. Chen is also familiar with the transit system.

Chen is described as a Chinese female, 5'3" tall, 135 pounds, speaking primarily Mandarin Chinese.

Chen is wearing a light colored jacket printed with blue flowers and green leaves, and dark pants.

Anyone seeing Chen is asked to immediately call 9-1-1 so police may check her welfare. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to contact Detective Heidi Helwig at 503-823-0797, heidi.helwig@portlandoregon.gov.

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