Search continues for missing man last seen near Oakridge in June

The man's belongings and vehicle were found in the Willamette National Forest east of Oakridge

Posted: Sep 24, 2021 8:20 AM

OAKRIDGE, Ore. -- Lane County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in looking for a missing Oregon man who was last seen near Oakridge.

Lester Youngs Whitmeyer, 65, was last seen a few miles east of Oakridge near McCredie Hot Springs in June. He was staying in the area and had spoken to a family member on or about June 18.

He was reported missing on July 2. 

Whitmeyer's belongings and vehicle were found in the Willamette National Forest east of Oakridge. The Lane County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is searching in that area. 

Whitmeyer is white and has gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He is commonly seen with a beard and glasses and has ties to the Redmond area.

If you have any information you are asked to call 541-682-4141, option 1. 

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