March 31, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) psychiatric patient missing since March 29th is now back in custody and care of OSH staff. On Sunday afternoon, March 30, GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, was brought to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis after local medics responded to a park on a medical call. PAGE initially provided a false name but was later suspected by one of the hospital's doctors of being the missing OSH patient. Corvallis police responded to the hospital, positively identified PAGE and notified Oregon State Police.
There is no information indicating that PAGE received help to leave custody of OSH. How he traveled from Salem to Corvallis is not known at this time. Upon conclusion, the OSP Criminal Investigations Division investigation will be reviewed with the Marion County District Attorney's Office.
According to a Oregon Health Authority news release issued March 29, PAGE was not considered to be a danger to himself or others. PAGE was first admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on October 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County. In 1994, PAGE was deemed Guilty Except for Insanity for attempted murder. He was sentenced for 20 years for under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board. Patients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB live in a variety of settings, from independent living in the community to the Oregon State Hospital.
PAGE is a resident of one of the group homes on the grounds of OSH that are staffed 24-7 and designed for patients who receive treatment but do not need to live within the secure perimeter of the state hospital.
He was last seen at the Denny's on Market Street in Salem at approximately 8:30 a.m. PAGE was reported missing at approximately 7:30 a.m. when nursing staff discovered he was not in his room during hourly rounds.
Questions for Oregon State Hospital should be directed to Rebeka Gipson-King at (503) 945-7141.
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