FBI Seattle
Seattle Media
March 15, 2022

FBI Seattle Releases New Missing Person Poster for Vulnerable Adult from Battle Ground, Washington

SEATTLE, WA—The FBI’s Seattle Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance to locate Marisol Cortes, 31, a vulnerable adult with multiple medical conditions constituting a full physical and mental disability, including autism and epilepsy. She is non-verbal, but English is spoken around her. Cortes is considered endangered because law enforcement officials believe she is currently being deprived of her required daily medications, which may lead to grave harm or death. In addition to Washington state, her family has ties to Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.


In early November 2021, an elderly family member transported Cortes from Battle Ground, Washington, to an unknown location after other family members petitioned the court to gain custody of her. Family members initiated the court process after they began to believe the individual caring for Cortes was unable and unwilling to care for her appropriately. The Clark County Superior Court subsequently appointed a new legal guardian and issued a Vulnerable Adult Protection Order against the individual who may have taken Cortes from her family and continues to obscure her location.

See poster for biographical information. Anyone with information regarding this missing person should contact the FBI’s Seattle Field Office at 206-622-0460, 1-800-CALL-FBI (225-5324), or tips.fbi.gov.