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Mark Bosworth is still missing: Updates and links

Posted by on September 19th, 2011 at 10:46 am

Missing person flyer from Douglas
County Sheriff’s Office.
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The search continues today for Mark Bosworth, the Metro employee who went missing from the Cycle Oregon campsite in Riddle on Friday night.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any major leads or developments in the case at this time. However, since many people who read this site are friends or acquaintances of Mark’s, I want to keep everyone up to date.

Local media outlets are following the case closely. The Oregonian has sent reporter Stuart Tomlinson to Riddle to cover the case. Expect reports from him here. KOIN-TV reported a few minutes ago that law enforcement officials are following up on reports of a hitchhiker that could have been Mark who was seen near Riddle on Saturday morning.

Cycle Oregon ride director Jerry Norquist told me this morning that the command center for the search and rescue effort has been moved to the city of Roseburg. Roseburg is much larger than Riddle and Norquist said the move was done to make it easier to coordinate with volunteers and search staff. Norquist continues to stay personally on top of the situation and last I heard (few minutes ago) he was being debriefed in the office of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Also in Roseburg is a growing number of Mark’s family and friends who have come to help and await any word of his whereabouts.

Cycle Oregon has posted a photo of Mark and a statement on their Facebook news feed. Here’s an excerpt:

“We’re asking you to try to recall if you encountered Mark or have any idea of where he might have gone. Mark, pictured here, had complained of exhaustion and headaches, and may have been acting erratically Friday evening.”

As Metro staff return to work this morning, they too have posted an official notice of Mark’s disappearance on They also link to the official missing person flyer, which you can download, print and distribute via PDF here.

Stay tuned for further updates and developments.

Bosworth is 54 years old, he is 6 feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. If you have any information about his location, please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4471.

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  • Alan 1.0 September 19, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Jerry Norquist (executive director of Cycle Oregon) has received approval from Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin to bring ad hoc volunteers to the search tomorrow. (Normally SAR volunteers are members of organized units recognized by county sheriffs.) Oregon Live has more info including contact and meet-up info here:

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  • Lorna Miller September 20, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Mark is a dear friend of mine and I want to be kept informed of the progress and search.

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  • errin September 21, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Mark’s wife Julie works with us and we’re putting up $10K reward. Also, missing person flyer is now updated if you could share with your readers. So great all the coverage you’re providing. Thanks.

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