UPDATE (5/18/2021 at 3:00 p.m.): ELPD reported at 2:54 p.m. via a NIXLE alert that Shirley Baughan has been located and is being attended to by medical staff. ELPD expressed thanks to those who helped with the search.
UPDATE (5/18/2021 at 11:30 a.m.): ELPD is looking for volunteers to assist with finding Shirley Baughan. Those able to help can go to the mobile command post, located at the Shaarey Zedek Congregation, 1924 Coolidge Rd., at 1 p.m. ELPD will organize volunteers into search groups for specific areas. Please dress for being outside and walking.
Original Story: Shirley Baughan, a 76 year-old white female, has been missing since 1:30 p.m. yesterday, May 17, 2021, according to a press release from the East Lansing Police Department.
It is believed that Baughan walked away from Independence Village, located at 2530 Marfitt Rd., near the Lake Lansing Meijer and was last seen in a grey and black shirt with a butterfly print and blue jeans. She is described as being 5 ft. 6 in. tall, average build, and wearing glasses.
Just after midnight on May 18, ELPD sent notice through a NIXLE alert that a Michigan State Police helicopter was being used to search for Baughan on the northern end of East Lansing. Residents were advised that the helicopter may be flying lower than normal.
Anyone with information should call ELPD at (517) 351-4220 or 911.
This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. on May 18, 2021 to include ELPD’s call for volunteers.