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Ms. Fentress was located.
(JEFFERSON, Ore.) - UPDATE: At approximately 7:30 p.m., this evening, Melissa Fentress was located by the Portland Police Bureau in the Pearl District.
Portland officers responded to a citizen's report of female subject acting suspiciously and immediately identified her as Melissa Fentress. She was evaluated by a physician and found to be in good condition.
She was reunited with her family and has returned to her home in Jefferson. No details are immediately available regarding her activities or whereabouts during the time she was missing. Our Office appreciates the assistance received from the Portland Police Bureau in locating and returning Ms. Fentress to her family. ================================ORIGINAL REPORT==========================
The Marion County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing Jefferson woman who has not been heard from since Monday night. Melissa Ann Fentress, also known by Melissa Ann Byrd, 26 of Jefferson, was last seen by her parents around midnight, July 13th.
Ms. Fentress goes by the name "Mel" and is 5-5, 130, with short brown hair and brown eyes. She has a distinctive tattoo of Medusa which covers most of her upper chest. She is employed at The Fire Pit tavern in Lebanon.
Her parents told deputies that she left in her vehicle which was later recovered in Portland. It had been reported by the City of Portland parking patrol as abandoned in a truck loading zone on Broadway.
Her purse and her 8 week old puppy were found inside the locked vehicle.
Her parents also advised that she had left her cell phone at her home; something they felt she wouldn't normally do. They expressed concern over her emotional and physical well-being.
Anyone with information on Ms. Fentress' whereabouts should call the Marion County Sheriff's Office at 503.588.5032.
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