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Search for Missing Man with Dementia Wednesday Evening
ROSEBURG, Ore. - On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 6:21 PM, deputies were notified that 82-year-old Byung Su Song of Hillsboro was missing from a home in the 4000-block of Del Rio Road. The 9-1-1 caller reported that Song suffered from dementia.
Multiple law enforcement officers along with search and rescue personnel converged on the area and began searching for Song. A REACH Air Medical helicopter, stationed at the Roseburg Airport, also assisted with the search. A citizen notification was sent using the "reverse 9-1-1" system utilized by the Sheriff's Office.
At approximately 8:29 PM, Song's body was located in the North Umpqua River downstream from Hestness Landing (3700-block Del Rio). He was declared deceased at the scene. Foul play is not suspected at this time and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting a death investigation.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the members of the public, the volunteers of the Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue unit, along with our public safety partners at the Oregon State Police and REACH Air Medical for their assistance in locating Mr. Song.