Missing psychiatric patient’s items found at Corvallis store

Gregory Page, March 30, 2014 (Oregon Health Authority)
Gregory Page, March 30, 2014 (Oregon Health Authority)

CORVALLIS, Ore. (KOIN) — State police confirmed on Sunday that personal property belonging to a 60-year-old psychiatric patient who left unauthorized was found at a grocery store.

According to an Oregon Health Authority news release, Gregory Page left the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) unauthorized on March 29. He is not considered to be a danger to himself or others.

Police said they found some of his personal property on Saturday at a Corvallis Safeway store. Page was last seen at the Denny’s on Market Street in Salem around 8:30 a.m. after he was reported missing at 7:30 a.m. on March 29 after nursing staff discovered he was not in his room during hourly rounds.

Hospital officials described Page as 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighing 215 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. When last seen, he was wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans. He may also be wearing a bright blue coat and silver-rimmed glasses.

Anyone who sees Page should call the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

Page was first admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on October 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

In 1994, Page was deemed guilty except for insanity for attempted murder. He was sentenced for 20 years for under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB). Patients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB live in a variety of settings, from independent living in the community to the Oregon State Hospital.

Page is a resident of one of the group homes on the grounds of OSH that are staffed 24/7 and designed for patients who receive treatment but do not need to live within the secure perimeter of the state hospital.

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