Deputies say woman in danger without medication

Deputies say woman in danger without medication
Jessica Phillips (Photo courtesy Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

WOOD VILLAGE, Ore. – A woman last seen in Wood Village on Monday afternoon may be without her medication and in danger, according to a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

26-year-old Jessica Phillips was last spotted leaving the Walmart store in Wood Village around 2 p.m., according to Lt. Steve Alexander. About an hour and a half later her family called deputies to say they were concerned and worried she was in immediate danger without that medication.

The first deputies to get the case decided to call in the county’s search and rescue team. Search teams combed the area around the Walmart on Monday evening looking for Phillips. But after hours of looking for her, deputies suspended the search late Monday night.

She was last spotted walking east through the store’s parking lot, which is located at 23500 NE Sandy Blvd. Investigators think she was on foot, Alexander said.

Phillips is 5’5” with thin, short, black frizzy hair. She was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and had a purple backpack. Her family requested that deputies not publicize details of her medical condition.

Deputies say she is from Auburn, Wash. and came to the Portland area for the day with her mother and other family members. She became separated from her family in the Walmart.

Anyone with information about Phillips should call 911 or the sheriff’s office directly at 503-255-3600.