Missing Elderly Chehalis Woman Found Safe

By The Chronicle

A 92-year-old woman who went missing from a Chehalis assisted living home sometime early this morning has been found safe, according to the Chehalis Police Department.

Hilda Wenz was found at 11:17 a.m. this morning at a church at the corner of Northwest West and Northwest Rhode Island Place. She was cold but otherwise in good health.
“The Chehalis Police Department would like to extend their appreciation to everyone who assisted in the search for Hilda,” a press release from the department stated.

She was reported missing after being last seen at midnight at the Chehalis West Retirement Center in the 400 block of Northwest Quincy Place.

When staff attempted to check on Wenz at 8 a.m. Wednesday, she was nowhere to be found, according to the police department.

The department issued a Silver Alert for the 4-feet, 10-inch tall woman. Wenz has no mobility issues and can walk unassisted.

“Hilda is unfamiliar with the area so we are asking residents to look around their yards and outbuildings,” according to a release from the police department.