HUMAN REMAINS DISCOVERED AT LAKE TIMPANOGAS, BELIEVED TO BE MISSING EUGENE MAN
Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Human remains discovered near Lake Timpanogas on Monday are believed to be that of a missing Eugene man.
On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Roscoe Casita, age 37 of Eugene, was reported missing to the Eugene Police Department. On Monday, September 9, 2019, Casita's vehicle, a 2017 blue Subaru Outback, was located by family members at Lake Timpanogas. The lake is in the north east corner of Douglas County about 93 miles northeast of Roseburg and 94 miles southeast of Eugene.
Multiple search missions by Douglas County Search and Rescue had taken place in the area over the last year.
On Monday, November 2, 2020, shortly after 10:30 am, Douglas County dispatchers received information relayed from Lane County Sheriff's Office that a man visiting Timpanogas Lake had discovered skeletonized remains in the forest.
Deputies along with Search and Rescue units responded and recovered apparent human remains, believed to be those of Mr. Casita.
The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner to make positive identification and to certify the cause and manner of death. Foul play is not suspected at this time.
Next of kin has been notified of the tentative identification.