Missing Myrtle Creek woman found safe, police say

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office made contact with Hannah Gerlach on Tuesday morning

Posted: Jun 29, 2021 1:11 PM
Updated: Jun 29, 2021 1:54 PM

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. -- A Myrtle Creek woman has been found safe, police said.

Hannah Gerlach, 35, was found Tuesday morning after someone spotted her vehicle and called law enforcement. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies made contact with her at her vehicle a short time later, at about 10:30 a.m.

Sgt. Kris Malek of Myrtle Creek Police Department said it does not appear that Gerlach was lost. She refused medical treatment and said she planned to drive herself to Mercy Hospital in Roseburg for evaluation, he said.

Malek said deputies made contact with her near Horseshoe Bend Campground along Highway 138 East. She told deputies she had gone hiking.

Gerlach had last been seen on Sunday at about 12:15 p.m. She was reported missing when she failed to show up for work on Monday, which co-workers said was unusual behavior.

Family members and friends have been notified that she was found, Malek said.

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