Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DCSO Media Release 9/20 at 10:30 am

Search and Rescue efforts will continue today for Mark Bosworth. Mr. Bosworth is a volunteer with the Cycle Oregon Event and was last seen in the Riddle area on Sept. 16, 2011 at approximately 2330 hrs. Mr. Bosworth may be suffering from a medical condition and might be confused about where he is.

Yesterday searchers checked local waterways, off road trails and back roads. A helicopter searched several areas around Riddle as well.

Today the Douglas County Major Crimes Team has been activated to assist in the investigation. There is no indication of foul play, however additional resources are needed to conduct interviews and provide investigative support to the search team.

Cycle Oregon will be busing a number of volunteers to the area today to assist with the search effort. They will be coordinating with Douglas County Search and Rescue and searching areas around Riddle.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public. Anyone who believes they have seen Mark Bosworth or anyone who may have given a ride to a hitchhiker near Riddle since Friday night, is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471 or our tip line at 541-957-2099.

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