Missing Olympia, WA teen cancer patient found in Anatone area

ANATONE, WA - KLEW news has confirmed with the Asotin County Sheriff's office that 16-year-old Caitlyn Bell was found a mile south of Anatone, Wash., in rural Asotin County on Tuesday night.

Her grandmother, Janet Bell, sent KLEW news a message in which she stated that her granddaughter was - quote - "located in the company of an older man."

The missing girl's quick discovery was especially important because she's battling pancreatic cancer and mental illness. Caitlyn's grandmother Janet Bell said that Caitlyn was confused, disoriented and sick. The 16-year-old was then transported to Tri-State memorial hospital, in Clarkston, where she was examined. Her grandmother said that Caitlyn was said to be in physically good shape, except for a chest cold and a bacterial infection.

"We may never know what she has gone through this past month as she is reluctant to talk about it at this time," said Janet Bell. "We will be eternally grateful for everyone who posted flyers, shared her picture and kept the search alive." You can also find her full message on our KLEW News facebook page.