FBI Seattle safely find vulnerable woman reported missing Nov. 2021

FBI Seattle have found a vulnerable woman safe on Thursday, months after she was reported missing in Nov. 2021., after a family member took her to escape a legal custody battle.

According to the FBI’s Seattle Field Office, 31-year-old Marisol Cortes was safely found in Stites, Idaho. People in the area recognized Cortes from media coverage and the FBI's missing persons post.

Authorities say Cortes’ family petitioned the court to gain custody of her. Cortes has several medical conditions, including autism and epilepsy, and her family told the court they believed her current legal guardian, an elderly family member, was not taking proper care of her. The Clark County Superior Court agreed, appointed a new legal guardian and issued a ‘vulnerable adult protection order.’

Cortes’ former guardian then drove her from Battle Ground, Washington, to an unknown location in November. She had not been since then, until law enforcement received a tip that Cortes was in Idaho.

Anyone with information regarding this missing person is urged to contact the FBI’s Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460, 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or tips.fbi.gov.

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