Detectives search for missing woman recovering from traumatic brain injury

Detectives search for missing woman recovering from traumatic brain injury
Photo of Melissa Benn provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department (PCSD)

SPANAWAY, Wash. — Detectives in Pierce County need your help finding a missing endangered woman who has not been seen in over a week.

Officials said Melissa Benn was last seen when she walked away from an adult care facility in Spanaway on Sept. 15.

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Benn had just been transferred to the care facility as part of her continued recovery from a traumatic brain injury. Deputies say she is suffering from memory issues and may not know where she is or be able to take care of herself.

Benn, 38, is described as being 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 120 pounds and having short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and blue pants.

Deputies say she has lived on the streets of Seattle for the past five years and is not believed to have a cell phone, identification or any money.

The photo above is the only one deputies have that shows what Benn currently looks like, deputies said.

Anyone with information on her location is asked to call 911.