CCSO release – Location: South of Powers, Oregon; Victim: Michael Vos, 64 years old; Narrative: On October 29, 2019, The Coos County Sheriff’s Office received information of a car belonging to Michael Vos located 9.5 miles South from the community of Powers in the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest. Vos was reported overdue by family from North Bend on October 16th. The Sheriff’s Office originally released information regarding this incident on October 31st. Missing is 64 year old Michael Dean Vos, a white male who is 5’11” tall 150 lbs. Vos has a long history of residing in Coos County but has lived in Alaska and more recently South Dakota and California. He was last seen on October 10th, 2019 by friends in Coos County. Mike is described as very self-sufficient and has said he intends to live off the land. Unfortunately, he is also showing signs that he may be suffering from the onset of dementia. The Coos County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of volunteers from Coos County Search and Rescue searched the area around the vehicle for Vos or clues to his whereabouts. Recognizing the vast area to search the Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of CORSAR. CORSAR is a consortium of Search and Rescue volunteers and paid staff from Southern Oregon and Northern California counties. This group includes Coos County, Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Modoc County, Bureau of Land Management, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. On October 31st a search team from Klamath County located Vos’s clothing northeast of the car. This find focused the search and the entire area was grid searched. It is now believed that Vos’s mental state was such that he removed his clothes soon after he parked his car and began walking. He quite likely has a twenty-day head start and may not want to be found. As of November 2nd. active Search operations have been curtailed and wider-ranging patrols will be used in an effort to find evidence of Mikes travels. The Sheriff’s Office is asking everyone who travels into the area of the Rogue River–Siskiyou National Forest to keep eyes out for Mr. Vos and help return him to his family. If you have any information about Mike please contact the Coos County Sheriff’s Office at 541-396-7800. The Vos Family and the Coos County Sheriff’s Office express’s their sincere gratitude for the tireless volunteer hours of it’s Search and Rescue Team and CORSAR. Thank you, for all you do.

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