Missing Vashon woman found

An island woman reported missing yesterday has been found safe this morning, according to Bob Larsen, assistant fire chief at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue.

The Washington State Patrol issued a Silver Alert on Tuesday night for Mona Vollmer, 84, who had not been seen since missing an appointment Tuesday morning. She reportedly does not drive at night, and her car was not at her house.

Larsen said he received the call that she was missing about 7:40 p.m., but did not activate the island’s search and rescue volunteers because she was believed to have taken her car, making it very difficult to focus a search.

Shortly after 8 a.m. this morning, the fire department was dispatched to a car accident scene on 90th Avenue SW, where the driver had been in her vehicle overnight. Larsen said when they arrived, they found her cold but apparently OK. She was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation.

This morning, after she was found, King County alerts were still being issued that she was missing. Those can be ignored.

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