Couple found 400 miles north of destination

Couple found 400 miles north of destination

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 27 at 1:42 PM

WOODBURN, Ore. -- A couple reported missing from Redding, California Monday was found safe Tuesday morning in their car, 400 miles north of their intended destination, police said.

The 85-year old man and 83-year old woman were reported missing at 7 p.m Monday, according to Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police.

"A daughter told police her stepfather picked up his wife from a local care facility for a short drive to her home for a 6:30 p.m. Christmas Eve dinner and didn't arrive," Hastings said. He said it should have been a ten-minute drive.

The couple was located Tuesday morning by an OSP trooper when their stalled car was reported on Interstate 5 near Woodburn, nearly 400 miles north of Redding. They were taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital for a medical evaluation.

Family members drove to Oregon and picked them up. They were headed back to Redding Thursday morning, Hastings said.


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