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Jeffery Alan Vance
Jeffery Alan Vance
SAR Searching for Missing Mt Angel Man (Photo) - 02/12/19

***UPDATE 02/12/2019***

TOKETEE FALLS, Ore. – Douglas County Search and Rescue has suspended the search for Jeffery Vance, a 30 year-old missing Mt. Angel man.

Deputies began searching for Vance on Monday, February 4, 2019, when he was reported lost by his friend, 29-year old Anthony Fennimore of Salem. 

Fennimore relayed to deputies that he and Vance had been in the area of Clear Water when they experienced mechanical trouble and walked away from the vehicle they were operating. Initially, Fennimore reported they had been lost since Friday, February 1, 2019. Deputies have since been able to determine the two became lost and separated on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue along with assistance from several agencies has searched for Vance over several days with no sign of Vance. The 2008 Chevy Colorado pickup the two men had walked away from was found in the vicinity of Clearwater on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

Heavy snowfall in the area has hindered search efforts in the area, ultimately leading to the suspension of efforts on Saturday February 9th, until conditions improve.

Vance is described as 6’00’’ tall, 300 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be wearing dark blue or black Helly Hansen rain gear, a brown or gray stocking cap, a camouflage backpack and Georgia boots.

The Sheriff’s Office has been assisted by Jackson and Josephine County Search and Rescue, Oregon Department of Emergency Management, Oregon Military Department, Pacific Power, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State Police.

***ORIGINAL RELEASE 02/05/2019***

TOKETEE FALLS, Ore. - Douglas County Search and Rescue is searching for a missing Mt. Angel man near Toketee.  

At 6:00 pm on Monday, February 4, 2019, deputies were dispatched to the Glide Store to contact a man reporting he and his friend had been lost in the woods for two days. The caller, 29 year-old Anthony Fennimore of Silverton, OR, told dispatchers he and his friend had experienced vehicle problems after becoming lost and eventually walked away from the vehicle together on Friday (February 1, 2019) night.

The two became separated either Saturday night or Sunday morning.  

On Monday, Fennimore came into contact with some citizens who gave him a ride to Glide where he made a call to dispatch.  

Fennimore's friend, 30 year-old Jeffery A. Vance, is still missing. Douglas County Search and Rescue has been searching and continues to try to locate Vance or the vehicle they walked away from. The vehicle is a maroon in color 2008 Chevy Colorado pickup with Oregon license plate 436KSW. 

Vance is described as 6 ft tall, 300 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be wearing dark blue or black Helly Hansen rain gear, a brown or gray stocking cap, a camouflage framed backpack and Georgia boots. 

The Sheriff's Office is being assisted by Pacific Power, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Forest Service and Oregon State Police. 

Attached Media Files: Jeffery Alan Vance
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