Missing Lacey man found dead inside car near Tumwater

Donald Herbert

UPDATE: Police have ended a Silver Alert for a 79-year-old man from Lacey who went missing Friday.

Donald Herbert’s Toyota Rav-4 “washed up” near Tumwater Valley Sunday morning, Sergeant Carla Carter of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said. Herbert was found inside the vehicle, which was submerged in a retention pond, according to the Olympian.

No other information has been released.


Donald Herbert

Donald Herbert

LACEY, Wash. — Police are looking for a 79-year-old man who was last seen leaving his Lacey home Friday afternoon. Donald Herbert left to run some errands about 3 p.m. and has not been seen or heard from since.

Herbert has a medical condition which requires treatment twice a day and has not completed those treatments.

Police say it’s possible Herbert is driving to Lodi, California to visit a family member, but it’s unusual for him to leave the house without advising his wife.

Herbert was last seen driving a 2016 Silver Toyota Rav 4, Washington License #BBT7150

If you have seen of have any information regarding the whereabouts of Herbert please contact Sergeant DeHan with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office at 360-790-7416 or Sergeant Slease 360-786-5851.