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65-year-old Mushroom Hunter Missing Outside Ashland (Photo)
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65-year-old Mushroom Hunter Missing Outside Ashland (Photo)

JCSO Case 23-2406

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ASHLAND, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) Search and Rescue (SAR) is looking for a man missing outside of Ashland since Sunday.  John Early, 65, of Ashland, was last seen Sunday late afternoon in the area of mile marker 26 of Highway 66. Early and a friend were on a camping trip when they separated while mushroom hunting. He is described as 6’2” tall, weighing 200 pounds, with fair skin, blue eyes, and red hair. He was last seen wearing a long john style shirt with a hoodie, jeans, and hiking boots.

Search and rescue teams from Josephine, Douglas, Klamath, and Siskiyou counties are all on scene assisting JCSO. The search teams include ATVs, canine units, and mounted.

Mr. Early does not have a vehicle and does not drive. If anyone has seen him or possibly given him a ride, please call ECSO Dispatch at (541) 776-7206 and reference JCSO case 23-2406.


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