Missing woman sought

WAKEFIELD – The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post is seeking a woman who was reported missing from her home.

Lt. Donald Horn of the Wakefield Post said Helen Wakevainen, 82, is missing from her home located on the west shore of Lake Gogebic in Gogebic County’s Marenisco Township.

Wakevainen was last seen at approximately 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday. She was last seen wearing a tan winter-weight mid-length coat, black hat, black gloves and Sorel boots.

Anyone with information regarding this person is asked to contact the Michigan State Police at (906) 224-9691, (906) 229-5372, or 911.


Wakevainen was found alive approximately a quarter of a mile from her residence in the woods. She was missing for approximately 31 hours.

She was initially transported by Marenisco EMS and later intercepted by Beacon Ambulance to Aspirus Grandview Hospital.