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August 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Kent police seek public’s help in finding vulnerable woman

Emilie Lorraine Zangara (photo courtesy of Kent Police Department)

Emilie Lorraine Zangara (photo courtesy of Kent Police Department)

The Kent Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a vulnerable 38-year-old mentally delayed female, Emilie Lorraine Zangara.

She was last seen Saturday evening, Aug. 9. Her roommate, who is also developmentally disabled, reported that Zangara left their apartment located in the 10800 block of SE 240th Street on foot, police said. She has not been seen or heard from since. Zangara is a white, stands 4’10” tall, weighs 160 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a lavender hat, carrying a pink purse and childhood doll.

Zangara has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and needs daily medication along with a two-week injected dose of medication, police said. She has been described as having the mental capacity of a young teenager and she was declared as an “incapacitated person,” according to police.

Zangara did not take her medication or any personal items with her, police said.

Zangara’s family is afraid that due to her mental state she could easily be manipulated and taken advantage of, police said. Her family believes that Zangara may be in the company of 43-year-old Kent transient, George Oberbeck.

“We are understandably concerned for Zangara and so is her family. This is out of the ordinary for her, and with her mental instability it makes her that much more vulnerable,” Kent Detective Melanie Frazier said in a statement.

Kent Police ask that anyone seeing or anyone who may know the whereabouts of Zangara call 911 immediately.

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