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News Release
Bloom Vehicle (before it went missing)
Bloom Vehicle (before it went missing)
Body and Missing Vehicle Recovered from Creek (Photo) - 01/14/23

Seaside, Ore. – Jan. 14, 2023 – Seaside Police and the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue recovered a submerged vehicle on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 and a body believed to be LaDawn Rene Bloom, missing since Dec. 4, 2022.

As part of an ongoing investigation into Bloom’s disappearance, a search operation in Neawanna Creek near the intersection of N. Wahanna and Lewis and Clark roads in Seaside uncovered possible signs a vehicle had entered the river. At approximately 12:50 p.m., Clatsop County divers located a vehicle, which a tow truck then pulled from the water. The vehicle is confirmed to be Bloom’s 2018 Silver Ford Fiesta.

Police and the Clatsop County Medicolegal Death Investigator continue their investigation.

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Police Seek Info Related to Missing Person 

Seaside, Ore. – Dec. 9, 2022 – Seaside Police are investigating the disappearance of LaDawn Rene Bloom, 58, who was last seen Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 at approximately 5:45 pm in the area.

Bloom was driving a 2018 Silver Ford Fiesta with Arkansas plate AHK77J on the back and no front license. She had three cats in the car with her but does not have her purse, medications, cell phone or any other known communication devices. Her direction of travel is unknown.

Bloom, also known as Rene Dawn, is a 5-foot-3 female weighing approximately 108 pounds with green eyes and gray hair. She was last seen wearing a purple and pink plaid button-up with a purple undershirt.

The public is asked to call 911 immediately if she is located. Anyone with information related to the search for Bloom should contact Detective Sergeant Josh Gregory by phone at 503.738.6311 or by emailing

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