Man in her company arrested on outstanding warrant
A 77-year-old woman who went missing from a downtown Vancouver care facility has been located and taken into protective custody and a man she was with has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.
On March 31, employees at the adult care facility called the Vancouver Police Department to report Janice Myers had been missing since March 28. It was believed that Myers might have been experiencing short term memory loss. She requires medication.
Myers was reportedly going to take a C-TRAN bus from the downtown area to an event and planned to return on March 29. Myers was believed to be accompanied by a man named “Steve.”
The male originally known only as “Steve” was later identified as Steven Wonser, aka “Stephen Bailey.” The 72-year-old Wonser had a felony warrant out of Oregon for Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
The pair were spotted at Legacy Salmon Creek and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded, arresting Wonser for his warrant and taking Myers into protective custody. The Vancouver Police Department received numerous tips from the community which aided in identifying Steven which ultimately led to Janice’s recovery.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.
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