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Sheriff’s office seeks help finding missing man

UPDATE: Mr. Yates was located in the Portland area.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing Texas man, who was last known to be camping in the Sisters area. Don Wayne Yates of Burleson, Texas, was reported missing after not responding to attempts to call him by a family member since July 27.

Yates was believed to be camping on U.S. Forest Service land north of Sisters, but has not been in contact with his family since that time.

Yates is described as a 63-year-old white male, 5-feet-7-inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds. It is unknown what clothing he was wearing. Yates is reported to be traveling through the western states and his future destinations are unknown.

Yates is reported to be driving a gray 2013 Honda Pilot with a Texas plate of LKL9291. The vehicle has a cargo box mounted on the roof. Deputies have searched the areas north of Sisters and have not been able to locate him.

For the purpose of a welfare check on Mr. Yates, anyone with information or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, reference 20-36591.


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