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Update: Missing Oregon State Hospital Patient Martie Mitchell In Custody
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

A missing 40-year old psychiatric patient from the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) reported on unauthorized leave since Friday, May 4, was located Monday evening near Tulelake, California.MARTIE K. MITCHELL, was taken into custody May 7, 2012 at approximately 7:30 p.m. as she hid in a residence. Her arrest stemmed from a joint investigative effort involving Oregon State Police, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, California Highway Patrol and Modoc County, California Sheriff's Office.
MITCHELL was admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on June 17, 2010, as a forensic commitment from Klamath County. MITCHELL was deemed Guilty Except for Insanity after she admitted in 2007 to illegally purchasing a firearm with intent to harm a detective who was investigating her for drug use and child abuse. She was sentenced to 20 years for aggravated attempted murder under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB).
MITCHELL will be lodged pending return to Oregon.
The investigation is continuing and no more information will be released at this time.