Sheriff's Office seeks tips in search for missing/endangered 72-year-old



Located Missing Person

UPDATE (December 5): Dorothy Ann Purifoy has been located. Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word.



EARLIER The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help to locate missing/endangered 72-year-old Dorothy Ann Purifoy.

Purifoy was last seen around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at her home on Oak Grove Boulevard in Milwaukie. She has been diagnosed with cognitive issues. She is believed to be wearing a denim hat, a red wool coat with black trim, and blue Crocs.

If you see Dorothy Ann Purifoy, call or text 911.

Know her whereabouts? Call our Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211 or send tips to or 503-723-4949. Reference CCSO Case # 22-027273.


Deputy John Wildhaber
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit