Missing, Tillamook State Forest, WCSO

Man ‘missing and endangered’ after empty car found near Coast Range summit

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking public assistance from anyone who may have seen a man considered "missing and endangered," after his vehicle was found empty near Highway 6 and Story Burn Road in the Tillamook State Forest.

According to a press release, Thomas Gieger, 46, was reported missing Saturday, February 26 and was last seen leaving his home near Forest Grove's Main Street and 16th Avenue at 8 a.m. on the morning of Friday, February 25.

Gieger's family members found his empty vehicle Friday at the summit of the coast range near Highway 6 and Storey Burn Road, a gravel logging and recreation road that pierces into a rugged part of the Tillamook State Forest.

File photo: Storey Burn Road and Highway 6, by Chas Hundley, taken January 27, 2022

Gieger was described as a white male, 5’09”, 240 pounds, bald . . .

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