COMMUNITY, Cornelius, Washington County

Search continues for Ralph Brown, missing from Cornelius since Sunday

Ralph Brown. Photo courtesy WCSO

Ralph Brown was last seen leaving his Cornelius home on Sunday, May 16 in a 2014 Blue Nissan Sentra. 

Brown, 76, hasn’t been seen since, launching a search that has spanned at least two counties as deputies seek Brown, who, according to his family, has memory issues and could struggle to 

Brown has held many roles in western Washington County over the years, working as an educator, serving as a Forest Grove School Board director, on the Cornelius City Council, and as mayor of that town. He was last elected as mayor of Cornelius in 2000, according to Washington County elections archives.

The Forest Grove News Times profiled his service to the community in February 2021.

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