The latest news stories and stories of interest in the Willamette Valley from the digital home of Southern Oregon, from Wynne Broadcasting’s WillametteValleyMagazine.com
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Willamette Valley Weather
Missing Woman’s Body Found In Corvallis Landfill; Suspect Charged With Homicide
A man is facing charges of murder and abuse of a corpse after a body was found in a landfill near Corvallis, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
The WCSO says they received a tip on August 7 that Kaylee Birdzell, 27 had been murdered and the body put into a local apartment complex’s trash. Deputies say their detectives also suspected murder, and coordinated a search of the complex’s garbage at Coffin Butte Landfill in Benton County. Officials say Birdzell’s body was found on August 9, and an autopsy conducted on August 10 confirmed the death was the result of a homicide.
The WCSO says that on August 7, Fabian Albert Hernandez, 31, who officials say had been in a relationship with Birdzell, was arrested on unrelated charges of identity theft and credit card fraud.
While he was in jail, he was identified as a suspect in Birdzell’s death and charged with second-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. Officials say more charges are likely as the investigation continues.
The WCSO is requesting that anyone with information about Hernandez’s or Birdzell’s recent activities, or with details about Birdzell’s death, contact them at 503-846-2700.
Wildland Firefighter Killed on Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge
With heavy hearts, we share that wildland firefighter, Collin Hagan of the Craig Interagency Hotshots, was killed yesterday after sustaining critical injuries from being struck by a tree while engaged in firefighting efforts on the Big Swamp fire near Oakridge on the Willamette National Forest.
The Bureau of Land Management firefighter was assigned from Colorado. A Serious Accident Investigation Team is being assembled.“We are devastated by the tragic loss of a cherished firefighter working on our forest to save our communities and beloved recreational areas,” said Duane Bishop, Acting Forest Supervisor on the Willamette National Forest. “Their family has been notified and we are working with our partners to ensure the crew is well taken care of. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and fellow crew members of this brave firefighter.”
Additional information will be released when appropriate
911 Outage in Junction City Area
Over a thousand phone customers were unable to reach 911 services, due to a phone outage in the Junction City area. Per officials, customers can use 911 resources again. The issue has been resolved.
Officials with the Central Lane 911 Communications Center said as of just after 2:15 a.m. Thursday, a phone company reported a phone outage in the Junction City area.
Officials said if you live in the area and are not able to reach 911 on your phone or cellular device, and have an emergency, to go to the Junction City Fire Station at 1755 Juniper Street. You can also go to the Junction City Police Department at 672 Greenwood Street for help.
Family and Friends of Young Man Who Drowned At Fern Ridge Start Life Vest Drive in His Honor
After Jeremy Van Brocklin drowned in the Fern Ridge Reservoir on August 1, family and friends swore to take steps to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.
Michelle Barton, the mother of Van Brocklin’s girlfriend and a volunteer at the Jeremy Van Brocklin Foundation, is organizing an event in Junction City where concerned citizens will be able to donate life jackets and other lifesaving devices to be placed at swimming holes and lakes for public use.
The event is scheduled for August 17 at Richardson Park on the Fern Ridge Reservoir from Noon to 5 p.m. Some life jackets and life preservers are already at the lake near Van Brocklin’s memorial.
The life preservers and life jackets are only one part of the efforts volunteers want to take for water safety. They are also seeking to place these flotation devices at kiosks specially built at lakes and swimming holes across Lane County. Some community members are already donating materials for the kiosks, according to Barton. She said the lifesaving devices will be free for all to use at-will. Volunteers will also check the stations regularly to make sure they are always stocked. Volunteers are still waiting on approval from officials before building the kiosks.
The Jeremy Van Brocklin Foundation is accepting donations of life jackets, life savers and first aid kits as well as financial donations and kiosk building materials. Anyone who wishes to donate can contact the foundation at email@example.com, or via the GoFundMe, or visit their Facebook page, or call at 458-245-1559.
We want to keep you informed about COVID-19 in Oregon. Data are provisional and change frequently. For more information, including COVID-19 data by county, visit our dashboard: http://ow.ly/Bgub50KhjEw
OHA releases biweekly COVID-19 reports
The COVID-19 Biweekly Data Report, released today, shows a slight decrease in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 15,716 new cases of COVID-19 from July 24 to Aug. 6, a 15.4% decline from the previous biweekly total of 18,567.
During the two-week period of July 24 to Aug. 6, test positivity was 13.0%, down slightly from 13.8% in the previous two-week period.
Today’s COVID-19 Biweekly Congregate Care Setting Outbreak Report shows 206 active outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities and congregate care living settings with three or more confirmed COVID-19 cases or one or more COVID-19-related deaths.
Cases by ZIP code update
Today, OHA published updates to the Oregon COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code dashboard report. Case rates were updated using 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. OHA had previously been using 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data to calculate rates. This aligns OHA’s reporting of COVID-19 cases by ZIP code with people vaccinated with at least one dose of any COVID-19 vaccine by ZIP code.
Newly added filters let users explore data by county and urban/rural ZIP code designation. Changes to color coding better show the skewed distribution of case rates. Previously, case counts and case rates were not displayed for populations under 1,000 people. Case counts and case rates are now displayed for ZIP Code Tabulation Areas with 50 or more people. Case counts from ZIP codes with fewer than 10 cases, or with a case rate of 50,000 per 100,000 or more, will be reported in aggregate. This dashboard report will continue to be published weekly on Wednesdays.
OHA updates dashboard on case demographics and disease severity
This week, the COVID-19 Case Demographic and Disease Severity dashboard will be removing and archiving the “Disease Severity” tab. Because case interviews are no longer required due to limited capacity, data used on the “Disease Severity” tab, such as underlying conditions, are no longer collected. The tab will be removed from the dashboard.
An archive of “Disease Severity” tab can be found here. The “Case Demographics” and “Severity Trends” tabs will continue to be updated weekly.
Statement: OHA, DCBS require health insurers to cover administration of monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccinations
Oregon insurers are now required to cover the cost of monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccination administration for their health plan members in Oregon, based on a declaration of a disease outbreak from Oregon Health Authority.
According to federal and state health officials, monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccines are safe and effective tools to protect people from monkeypox (hMPXV) infection, reduce how long symptoms last, and make the disease less severe (including preventing serious complications and even fatalities). The monkeypox (hMPXV) vaccines are vital prevention measures that also can slow the spread of monkeypox and eventually bring this outbreak to an end.
While Oregon awaits additional federal vaccination supplies, state health officials want to ensure that everyone who is at risk for the virus has simple, affordable access to the two vaccines available for monkeypox (hMPXV). The new insurance coverage requirement removes financial barriers to vaccination, such as requiring people to pay costs of administering the vaccines.
State Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger said, “We know more vaccines are coming from the federal government. We’re doing everything we can to keep people safe and encourage people to take common sense precautions – like getting vaccinated when they’re eligible and supplies are available – so we can all prevent monkeypox from spreading.”
Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) has issued a bulletin further detailing the requirements for health insurers. It is available at https://dfr.oregon.gov/laws-rules/Documents/Bulletins/bulletin2022-04.pdf
The number of cases of monkeypox (hMPXV) in Oregon stands at 89, as of Aug. 8, and that number is expected to rise as access to testing increases. There are no treatments specifically for monkeypox (hMPXV), although antivirals may help people with, or at risk for, severe monkeypox (hMPXV) disease or complications from the virus.
Click here to read the declaration of a disease outbreak from Oregon Health Authority.
Media briefing on monkeypox (hMPXV) Thursday at 11 a.m.
Oregon Health Authority
Oregon Health Authority will host a Zoom media briefing at 11 a.m. tomorrow – Thursday, Aug. 11 – to discuss the latest on monkeypox (hMPXV) in Oregon.
Dean Sidelinger, M.D., health officer and state epidemiologist at OHA, will join Patrick Luedtke, M.D., Lane County’s senior public health officer, and Katie Cox, executive director of The Equi Institute, to give an update on the state’s response to the outbreak and reporting of cases in Oregon, and take questions.
Oregon Forestry Officials Using Cameras To Help Spot Wildfire Starts Across The State
As heat and thunderstorms move across Oregon, there’s concern that the number of fires burning in the state will grow. They also have an airplane outfitted with a heat detection camera that assists with overnight flyovers.
“We have camera detection systems throughout the state. And those cameras can span hundreds of miles. They can see all over the forest,” said Jessica Prakke, the Public Affairs Officer for the Oregon Department of Forestry.
The goal is to catch fires when they’re small.
Some crews still scour skylines on mountain peaks, and ODF also leans on the public to call if they see anything concerning. However, it’s the cameras that give them a technological advancement over Mother Nature.
“Either the camera, the camera system will detect it and alert us itself. But most of the time, what happens is our people, because they’re monitoring these cameras all the time. They’ll notice it and flag it, send out a notification to our dispatch and they’ll go out and confirm whether or not it’s a fire,” Prakke said.
ODF isn’t the only agency with camera resources. The University of Oregon has helped install new cameras in the state that first responders and the public can use.
The cameras are a part of a consortium of three universities, including the University of Oregon. Together, the universities launched the ALERTWildfire program.
“The cameras allow very quick assessment,” Dr. Doug Toomey, a professor at the University of Oregon as well as the director of the Oregon Hazards Lab, said.
Toomey helped bring the ALERTWildfire cameras into Oregon. The program originally launched in California, where there are now hundreds of cameras.
“Our goal is to achieve that density here in Oregon,” Toomey said.
Oregon has around 30 in place currently. ALERTWildifre has partnered with dozens of groups including federal agencies and structural firefighters, giving those organizations access to cameras they can pan, tilt and zoom.
“The emergency responders can turn the camera, confirm whether or not it’s a fire, [and] decide how to respond,” Toomey said.
Toomey said Oregon needs hundreds of these cameras and expansion is underway. “In California, we can see through some of the large fires that have happened. When the ALERTWildfire cameras are there, they have provided a game-changing capability for firefighters. They know within minutes how to respond to that fire,” Toomey said.
Toomey said his team is working with ODF to combine resources and grow the web of wildfire prevention. “We’re trying to make our two-camera systems interoperable,” Toomey said.
The public can watch ALERTWildfire’s video streams online here.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is calling out media outlets for engaging in “unprofessional behavior” while covering the McKinney Fire.
Siskiyou County Sheriff-Coroner Jeremiah Larue said the 60,000+-acre wildfire has claimed the lives of at least four people, leveled dozens of homes, devastated the town of Klamath River and forced widespread evacuations in the Yreka area.
According to Larue, Siskiyou County investigators are still working to determine if there are more fatalities while working to positively identify the fire victims using DNA analysis.
He sent out messages about the media abusing their privileges and said those outlets attempted to justify their behavior. Over the past week, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has learned and continues to learn about media bringing unauthorized people into the restricted evacuation zone, trespassing on private property and disturbing the scenes of burned homes where law enforcement officers have not yet searched for human remains.
Sheriff Larue said this type of behavior is inexcusable and unprofessional. He said he cannot emphasize enough how crucial it is that fire scenes are not tampered with and that burned homes are not disturbed in order to preserve the integrity of each scene for the ongoing investigation.
As the fight against the McKinney fire carries on, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating an unaccounted-for person.
Stanley Mortensen has been unaccounted for since the McKinney Fire began on July 29th. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the assistance of the public in locating Mortensen.
If you have any information that could assist, please contact the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 530-841-2900.
The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed 4 deaths so far from the fire. The victims include a US Forest Service worker that was killed when the fire swept through Klamath River.
Cedar Creek Fire August 11, 2022, Daily Update – 8:00 AM
Acres: 3,861 | Contained: 0% | Total personnel: 573 |Start Date: August 1, 2022| Cause: Lightning | Location: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR | Fuels: Heavy mixed conifer, ponderosa pine, brush, and grass
Highlights: Crews used Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as “drones,” equipped with infrared detection technology on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to look for heat signatures from new lightning caused fire starts. No other new fires were detected, and crews were able to contain all five fires that started from the recent thunderstorms. The Interagency Hotshot Crews that contained the new starts have now returned to scouting for opportunities to connect Black Creek Road (Forest Road 2421) to Waldo Lake. Scouting for a strategic place to construct this line will prevent the fire from moving south. Firefighters have been able to work closely with Resource Advisors (READs) on the Willamette National Forest to protect critical natural resources and minimize resource damage during fireline construction and will continue to do so, particularly in the Waldo Lake Wilderness with consideration to protecting Wilderness character.
Operations: Graders will continue working to improve roads south of the fire and north of Highway 58, east of Bunchgrass Ridge. With more heavy equipment arriving to the incident, crews have been able to increase the pace at which Black Creek Road (Forest Road 2421) is prepped and ready for eventual firing operations to secure the southern perimeter of the fire. As firefighters complete the thinning of small diameter woody debris north of the fire along Forest Road 2417, crews are coming behind them to chip the piles along roadsides. Several Interagency Hotshot crews and a Wildland Fire Module are continuing to scout opportunities in the Waldo Lake Wilderness north and south of the fire area, to tie in containment lines to the lake and prevent the fire from moving in that direction.
Evacuations: Currently, there are no evacuations in place.
Weather: Early cloud cover will clear and become sunny by mid-morning with temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s with relative humidity between 35-50 percent. Winds at forecast for 5 to 10 mph with gusts to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Closures: The entire Waldo Lake Wilderness area is closed due to the Cedar Creek Fire. This includes all trailheads and dispersed camping west and north of Waldo Lake. The lake itself, campgrounds, and trails
(including the PCT) on the east side remain open. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place around the fire area.
Restrictions: Fire restrictions are in place on the Willamette National Forest with the exception of the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak Wilderness areas. All campfires, charcoal or briquette fires, pellet fires, or any other fires will be prohibited, except in designated campgrounds. Portable cooking stoves, lanterns and heaters using liquefied or bottled fuel are still allowed if they can be switched on and off. Motorized vehicles may operate only on designated trails and roads, including within the Huckleberry Flats and Santiam Pass OHV areas.
Smoke: Smoke Forecast Outlooks (in both English and Spanish) are available at
https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook. Air quality in Oakridge, Oregon is expected to be good with the best time of day to recreate outdoors being late afternoon.
Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM |
Phone: 541-201-2335 |
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8307/ |
All other fires … For information on all other Oregon wildfires, visit InciWeb maps for more.
OSFM to pre-position resources in Deschutes and Klamath counties this week
Lightning Leaves 21 Wildfires this week in Klamath & Lake Counties — Lightning across Klamath and Lake Counties in Oregon this week is leaving 21 wildfires, so far. As the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area received active lightning a second week in a row, Monday evening’s storm sparked 21 confirmed fires.
Recent lightning and the elevated threat of wildfire in Central and Southern Oregon have prompted the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal to pre-position two structural task forces of firefighters and equipment in Deschutes and Klamath counties over the coming week.
A task force from Marion County will mobilize Thursday morning, Aug. 11. These firefighters will be pre-positioned in Deschutes County. The task force is made up of 13 firefighters, four engines, and one water tender. On Saturday, August 13, a task force from Benton County will mobilize and be pre-positioned in Klamath County. This task force consists of 14 firefighters, four engines, and one water tender. These resources will be pre-positioned for 72 hours and may stay longer if needed. The task forces will be on the ground to add additional firefighting capacity if a brush or wildfire breaks out.
These task forces will be the second and third task forces mobilized this year for a pre-positioning assignment.
“Oregon experienced significant lightning over the last 24 hours, and with rising temperatures returning the next few days, the potential for holdover fires is there,” Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple said. “We’re using the power of the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System (OFMAS) to move resources and add capacity to respond to any fire that may spark. Our goal is to keep fires small and away from communities.”
Pre-positioning resources is just one of the tools the OSFM has as part of its Response Ready Oregon initiative. These resources will bolster any initial fire attack or allow a quick response to other emerging incidents in the state. These firefighters and equipment are not assigned to a specific incident but are an added resource to increase the state’s readiness if there is a fire.
The OSFM is not mobilizing any incident management teams (IMTs). The teams are ready to go if they are needed.
With hot weather returning, the OSFM encourages all Oregonians to be aware of the dry conditions and take necessary precautions to avoid sparking a human-caused fire. The OSFM asks all Oregonians to be vigilant, and if they spot a fire, report it immediately.
ABOUT RESPONSE READY OREGON
The OSFM’s Response Ready Oregon initiative was created to help bolster capacity and modernize wildfire response within the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System (OFMAS). The goal of Response Ready Oregon is to attack fires while they are small and keep them out of communities.
U.S. Energy Secretary Visits Oregon Renewable Energy Sites
The U.S. Energy Secretary was in Oregon on Tuesday, touring renewable energy sites with several state dignitaries. Governor Kate Brown welcomed the Secretary to Daimler’s “Electric Island.” It’s a first of its kind public dual purpose charging station – for electric Daimler trucks and any EV. “The future of transportation in this country is electric,” said Gov. Brown, “And Electric Island is a shining example of what is possible when we collaborate.” Electric Island is a partnership between Daimler and PGE.
The Portland stop was one of several in Oregon for Secretary Jennifer Granholm to promote the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) ahead of the House vote, “You will get a $7,500 tax credit at the dealer, off the top, so that that reduces the cost of that electric vehicle.” She says there’s also a $4,000 tax rebate on used EVs.
She pointed to three recent bills she says are bringing down the cost of electric transportation, “In the space of less than a year, you have the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, you have have the bill that was signed this morning, called the CHIPS Act, which – for all the electronics that are going into these vehicles, as well as a whole bunch of other things – making sure that we’re making the full supply chain for these technologies in America. And then, of course, the bill that came out of the Senate – that Inflation Reduction Act.
Granholm said there has never been a more urgent time to act on Climate Change, “Last year, the United States spent $150 billion to clean up after these extreme weather events: the wildfires, here, the droughts, the incredible heat domes that have enveloped our country, the weird storms that have popped up in unusual places, because Mother Nature’s mad.”Granholm toured several other renewable energy sites in the state with Governor Brown and Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, including OSU’s wave research center.
Historic Flour Mill in Pendleton Destroyed in Fire Wednesday Morning
According to the Pendleton Police Department, the fire at the Grain Craft Flour Mill in Pendleton started around 2:55 p.m. Tuesday.
The Pendleton Fire Department responded to a report of visible black smoke and quickly extinguished a small fire. Officials say the fire reignited around 4 a.m. Wednesday and the building was soon fully engulfed, because of the amount of dry grain in the mill.
Grain Craft officials said no injuries have been reported. Pendleton Fire and eight other agencies responded to the fire. Officials say the building is a total loss.
Because of the amount of slow burning grain present in the mill, firefighters remained at the scene Wednesday and people were urged to stay away.
Survey Weighs Whether Oregon Has Enough Water
Ask some Oregonians if their state has enough water to meet its needs and you may get a few different answers, possibly depending on where people live, or even their gender. Has happened.
According to a survey conducted by a Portland-based Oregon Values and Beliefs Center, nearly half of all Oregonians (48%) agree that Oregon has enough water to meet current needs, while 37% disagree, and 15% are unsure.
This number has shifted over the past 12 months; A year ago 56% of Oregonians said their state had enough water to meet current needs.
The survey reveals a gender divide when it comes to who believes there is enough water: 56% of female Oregonians believe we have enough water while only 42% of their male counterparts agree. Younger people agreed more with this statement than older people – 54% of those 18 to 29 agreed that Oregon had enough water for their needs, while just 39% of those aged 45 to 54 agreed.
There was also a division of ideas down party lines. Only 40% of Democrats agree that there is enough water to meet the state’s needs, while 62% of Republicans agree with the statement.
Approaches were based on where people live: 54% of Willamette Valley residents agree that there is enough water, compared to 47% in the Portland area and 46% in the rest of the state.
The online survey included 1,572 Oregon residents who were 18 years of age or older. The independent and non-partisan organization said it has a sufficient sample size to assess the opinion of the Oregonian, generally, and to review the findings by multiple subgroups. The survey was taken from July 8 to July 16. The margin of error of the survey is plus or minus 2.5%.
Survey participants were also asked their opinion about water conservation.
Survey results show that Oregonians are almost evenly split between those who are willing to pay more to support drought-related infrastructure improvements and those who are not (49% to 40%).
Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say they would be willing to pay more (65%) than about one-third of Republicans (35%). At 42%, independents fell somewhere in between.
Oregonians do not fully believe that the agricultural community is doing enough to conserve water. Just 37% of Oregonians agree that decisive action is being taken, while 34% said they do not know.
But some of those surveyed, especially those in Central Oregon, complained that housing and infrastructure development was leading to water shortages and that farming communities were paying the price.
The survey also revealed a political divide as to whether the general public is doing enough to conserve water during droughts. The research showed that 41% of Republicans said the public was doing enough to conserve water, while just 21% of Democrats agreed with the statement.
Overall (men and women) only 28% agree that the general public is doing enough while 56% disagree.
A free event focusing on human trafficking will take place August 16-17 at Oregon Tech as part of a Klamath County symposium focusing on awareness, advocacy, support, and recovery.
Topics include how human trafficking affects Klamath County, learning the warning signs, and what to do if you suspect human trafficking.
Free lunch will be provided, but you must pre-register.
The symposium will run both Saturday and Sunday from 8:30-3:30 at the Oregon Tech College Union.
It is being presented by the Klamath County Child Abuse prevention coalition: https://handsproject.org/klamath-child-abuse-prevention-2/ To pre-register: https://calendar.time.ly/nys600o7/event/72465841
Women Missing Since May 1st 2022 between Medford, Grants Pass and Roseburg per Oregon State Police (Jackson, Josephine and Douglas County)
|MAKENNA KENDALL 5/3/2022|
|ERICA LEE HUTCHINSON 5/26/2022|
|MARIAH DANIELLE SHARP 6/12/2022|
|KAITLYN RAE NELSON 6/14/2022|
|BROOKLYN JOHNS 6/14/2022|
|DONNA LEPP 6/27/2022|
|BARBARA DELEPINE 7/4/2022|
|****KENDRA MARIE HANKS 7/7/2022 FOUND MURDERED 7/21/2022|
|CORI BOSHANE MCCANN 7/8/2022|
|SHYHAILA SMITH 7/12/2022|
|ALEZAE LILYANNE MARTINEZ 7/13/2022|
|RAVEN RILEY 7/13/2022|
|TAHUANA RILEY 7/13/2022|
|DANIELLE NEWVILLE 7/14/2022|
|CONNIE LORAINE BOND 7/19/2022|
|KARIN DAWN RUSSELL 7/19/2022|
|CHEYENNE SPRINGS 7/19/2022|
|KAREN ANNETTE SCIORTINO 7/22/2022|
|MARLENE HICKEY 7/23/2022|
|MAKAYLA MAY VAUGHT 7/23/2022|
|WENDY JEAN HAZEN 7/26/2022|
|SHAHE SOPHIA CATRANIDES 7/27/2022|
|NAVEAH LEIGH BILYEU 8/1/2022|
|DEBI ANN HARPER 8/3/2022|
|CHARLIZE D GIBSON 8/3/2022|
Women Missing Since May 1st 2022 in Lane County per Oregon State Police
|REISA RAQUEAL SIKEL 5/3/2022|
|HANNAH MARIE RHOTEN 5/17/2022|
|MARISSA ALEESA DAMBROSIO 5/18/2022|
|ISABELLA BROSOWSKEYOUNGBLOOD 6/7/2022|
|LOUISA DAY AVA 5/28/2022|
|AMY CHRISTINA SULLIVAN 6/1/2022|
|NIKKI ELIZABETH ZEREBNY 6/6/2022|
|SHADOW STAR SEVIGNY 6/17/2022|
|SHAUNA LEAH HOGAN 6/17/2022|
|AIRIONNA CHEALSEY RHODES 6/27/2022|
|KARISSA RENEE ADAMS 7/6/2000|
|VERONICA ESSYNCE DELERIO 7/6/2022|
|AUBRIE HANNA STEPHENS 7/10/2022|
|LARA IVEY STEINMETZ 7/11/2022|
|SARA LINDSAY SCHAEFER 7/12/2022|
|ANGELINA MARIE NAZAR 7/16/2022|
|LUCIA MARTHA PANNIER 7/17/2022|
|MALINA LINN COATS 7/20/2022|
|KATHY A VERNACCHIO 7/23/2022|
|JANE MARIE HOLLIMAN 7/23/2022|
|ASHLEY MARIE SEELEY 7/27/2022|
|LILLY ANNE WARMUTH 7/28/2022|
|MALINA LINN COATS 7/29/2022|
|JORDYN CLARA GOHL 7/31/2022|
|QAVAH ALAH TILLILIE 7/31/2022|
|TALYNN RYLIE MERTZ 8/1/2022|
|YASINIA CALLISTA GUTIERREZ 8/3/2022|
As of 8/9/2022, there are now 51women missing between Medford and Eugene. Sadly Kendra Hanks has been found murdered, though that takes her off the list. We send thoughts and prayers to her family as well as the families of all missing people in our area.
51 women missing in just less than 3 1/2 months. That averages out to 15 missing per month. Something needs to be done.
This is just a small compilation of missing women and their pictures in the area. There are of course women missing all over Oregon and men and children missing too. We don’t mean to dismiss that, however, there is an inordinate amount of women who go missing each week and there could possibly be a connection with an anomaly or two here and there. Sadly most of them never get any attention. Family and friends must keep any information going and lead investigations so that they aren’t just forgotten.