Thank you so much for responding. I’m sorry for the delay…I responded through my email address but it kept bouncing back. So I’m doing it through the website this time.
We first formally reported her as missing about 15 months ago to the Chicago police since Chicago was her last known address and also where she had always lived. After searching for her they decided to close the case, I think because her former boyfriend said he had spoken with her at some point, and because she left voluntarily. It now has been about 15 months since that happened. About three months later I learned online that she was picked by the Portland Oregon transit police for a fare violation and released. Since Portland has a large homeless population, I hired a PI to try to locate her but this was unsuccessful. She could be anywhere because she is an experienced traveler even with no money. We have not contacted local news because we have no idea where she could be and she is local anywhere. She left Chicago after we attempted to have her hospitalized. She had told her sister that she wanted to “live in the wild” and eat worms and insects for survival. We felt that her life was in danger because of this planned lifestyle. Unfortunately the psychiatrist did not consider this a danger and she was released, never to be heard from again, even by her closest friend whom she seemed to trust. Her former boyfriend now has not heard from her either since she left the Chicago area.
in the last few days I’ve registered her on the national missing persons registry but I don’t know if they’ll publish it yet…
Any other ideas you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again for your help.