Renton, WA

Angela Rye Confirms Tragic Update for Her Missing Uncle

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77-year-old Jerry Rye has been confirmed deceased after his family reported him missing on February 12th.Photo from Renton PD's Facebook Page.

Political strategist Angela Rye has given a tragic update for her missing uncle Jerry Rye. The 77-year-old was reported as missing endangered last month on February 12, 2022. His family ended their frantic search after Renton PD confirmed that he was found on the 4900 Block of Shattuck Pl. S, in Renton.

In the original article, found here, Angela was connected with a commenter that advised a confirmed sighting of Jerry at a Walmart near Washington State. In that same article, it was revealed that Valley General, released Jerry from their care without ever contacting the family. This was despite his obvious signs of mental decline.

Had Valley General taken care of Jerry and contacted anyone of the family members listed in his phone that was on him and operational at the time, this story could have possibly ended differently. The King County Medical Examiner was called and confirmed that there was no foul play.

Angela Rye has released the following statement:

On February 9, 2022, our father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and loved one vanished. He was last seen walking out the doors of a local hospital. On Saturday, February 26, 2022, Jerry Wayne Rye was finally found deceased. After nearly three weeks of a gut-wrenching, anguishing, and devastating search this is certainly not the outcome our family hoped for. He was only three blocks from the same hospital. Our family is deeply saddened by his loss. Jerry was a beloved, well-known member of the community and just weeks away from celebrating his 78th birthday. Please respect our privacy as we grieve in this difficult time. We will not be making any additional statements.

This is not the update that I wanted to make. I wish that Valley General had taken much better care of Mr. Jerry Wayne Rye. He deserved so much more. But to the commenter of my last article, Kylie Tremmel, it was your comment that I sent to Angela. THANK YOU!

Though this is not the update anybody wanted, I do hope to make a difference with these articles. I appreciate all that comment and spread the news on these tragic cases. I hope you all stay safe until next time.

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