A woman went missing from her Clackamas home on Tuesday, according to her family members.
Merrilee Cooley’s granddaughter tells KATU News that they’ve filed a missing person report with police. She added that there are “very suspicious circumstances” surrounding her disappearance.
Cooley was supposed to leave for a trip to the Oregon Beach Thursday night with her best friend Peggy Husman.
“Pretty apprehensive. I mean this is totally unlike her,” Cooley’s cousin Scott Derieux said. “Nobody’s heard from her. Nobody’s seen her. Nobody… there were plans to go to the beach tonight with Peggy and Peggy’s daughter and you know it’s, it’s just got us flabbergasted, we don’t know what to do.”
Husman says she’d left phone messages for Cooley Tuesday and Wednesday, but never got a call back, then went to Cooley’s home Wednesday evening.
“I entered the house and found things turned upside down. And the fact that her walker was still there and both of her wheelchairs were still there and she cannot get around without her walker or her wheelchairs,” Husman said.
Friends and family say Cooley’s purse had been emptied out inside the home, but her credit cards and driver’s license were still there.
One of Cooley’s slippers was found in the home’s yard.
Family said Cooley might be in a 2007-08 Kia Optima with Oregon License Plate 126-FGC.
If you see her, they ask that you call police so they can conduct a welfare check.