Missing Red Bluff woman located after multi-agency search

Lawanda Mildred Williamson
Lawanda Mildred Williamson

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:

Today at approximately 3:35 p.m. Williamson was located by a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Officer who assisted in the search. She was located at the end of Letz Lane, McKinleyville. She was in good health and is being reunited with her family.

PREVIOUSLY: Today at about 1:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office received a call from the granddaughter of Lawanda Mildred Williamson, 83 years old from Red Bluff, who goes by the name of "Wendy."

The granddaughter reported Lawanda has severe dementia and wandered away from their campground at South Clam Beach. The family looked for her, but could not find her. Her direction of travel is unknown. Sheriff's deputies, sheriff's office Search and Rescue personnel, California Highway Patrol Officers, a United States Coast Guard Helicopter and State Park Rangers are all searching the area for her. A Silver Alert is being initiated.

Lawanda "Wendy" Mildred Williamson is described as follows: Female, gray hair, hazel eyes, 5-feet 1-inch tall, approximately 110 pounds, last seen wearing a red parka type jacket, blue shorts and white tennis shoes.

Anyone who has seen her should call 911 immediately.