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Elderly Spokane Valley couple reported missing


Last updated 7/28/2020 at 10:35am

Update: The couple was safely located Monday evening, July 28, around 10:38 p.m.

SPOKANE VALLEY -- Police deputies are attempting to locate 79-year-old Maure L. Labonte and 77-year-old Ruth A. Labonte to check their welfare. They are possibly traveling in a white 2016 Subaru Outback with Washington license plates BHE7400.

According to a July 27 news release, their daughter stated Maure and Ruth went to Colfax to visit family. When she tried to call her parents Sunday night, the phone was answered by the manager of a restaurant in Colfax. The manager stated the phone had been left at the restaurant.

Monday she drove to Colfax, picked up the phone, and went to her parents’ home in Spokane Valley, but their car was gone, and neither were home.

She checked their bank account and learned a purchase was made at a convenience store at approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning. She assumed they stopped for gas on their way back to Colfax to locate the cell phone.

She checked with her family in the area, and no one knew of Maure or Roth Labonte’s location.

She explained her parents have several health concerns and can become confused, disoriented, and lost easily. She is very concerned about their welfare and reported them as missing.

They are believed to be traveling in a white 2016 Subaru Outback with Washington license plates BHE7400.

Maure is described as a white male, 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing approximately 175 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes.

Ruth is described as a 77-year-old white female and is said to be “incapacitated” and unable to take care of herself.

If you have seen the white 2016 Subaru Outback with Washington license plates BHE7400 or know where Maure and Ruth Labonte’s location or are asked to call Crime Check at 509-466-2233 or 911, reference #10097528.


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