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Missing Centralia woman, grandkids found alive and safe

Jennifer Glaze (Picture courtesy of Centralia Police Department)

CENTRALIA, Wash. - A missing Centralia woman and her two grandchildren have been found alive and safe in a remote wooded area of eastern Lewis County.

Police began looking for the three - Jennifer Glaze, 52, and grandchildren Kaden Navarro, 12, and Shyla Alvarez, 6 - when they failed to return Monday from a day trip to look for camping sites.

A police alert said Glaze suffers from diabetes, fibromyalgia, bipolar disorder and a broken leg, and that she did not have her medication with her.

The missing three - along with their golden retriever - were found Wednesday morning.

Police said it turns out the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe they were in got stuck after sliding into a ditch along a remote forest road in an area with snow.

Due to their location, they didn’t have cell service to call for help. They spent Monday and Tuesday nights huddled in the Tahoe with only snack foods available.

At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, a local resident driving in the area looking for wildlife tracks found Glaze and her two grandchildren and the golden retriever. The Good Samaritan then drove them to the Packwood Fire Station.

There are no injuries to report and all are in good health, police said.

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