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UPDATE: Anita Pickard has been safely located after missing for nine hours.

Yakima Police say she was knocking on the door of a home.Was cold but appeared to be okay.

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YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Police Department has asked for the public's help in finding an 85-year-old woman who walked away from a mental health facility.

Officers say Anita Pickard walked away from the facility at 505 S. 5th Avenue on Thursday morning around 3 a.m. They say she was being treated for dementia and depression. She has made suicidal comments to her husband saying she should just go sit on a mountain and let hypothermia take her.

According to officers, Anita left the facility with no shoes and was not dressed appropriately for the weather. She was wearing a blue coat, khaki scrub pants and white socks. She is about 5 ft. tall, has gray hair and green eyes. Her home address is in the 16000 Block of SR 410. 

Anyone with information about Anita is asked to call 911. 

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