UPDATE: Elderly Woman Missing in Redding

On July 4, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m., a citizen called to report finding Janet Berry Linville acting confused in the parking lot of the Holiday Market on Deschutes Road. The Silver Alert was cancelled by The California Highway Patrol.

The Redding Police Department would like to thank everyone for their assistance in locating her.


On July 4, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the Redding Police Department was contacted regarding a missing person at risk. Janet Berry Linville (83 years of Oak Run) was in the area of the Raley’s Shopping Center with her husband. Linville got into the driver’s seat of their truck and left her husband at the location. She suffers from severe dementia and is easily confused and disorientated. Linville has not driven in over 3 years.

Multiple officers checked the surrounding areas, as well as locations that Linville might try to visit, but could not locate her. The California Highway Patrol Air Operations unit also assisted with searching the Oak Run area.

Janet Linville is described as 5’7”, 170 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a blue blouse and white pants. Linville also wears a large owl pendant around her neck. Linville was last seen driving a green 1998 Toyota Tacoma, extended cab, with California license plate 7U37556. A Silver Alert is being issued by the California highway Patrol.

If located please contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200.

Redding Police Department

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