Buxton, Highway 47, WCSO

WCSO seeks help locating missing and endangered man last seen in Buxton

UPDATE: the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that Charles Witham was located safely Thursday evening. Updated story here.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking public assistance in locating Charles Witham, 75, who was last seen in Buxton Wednesday morning near NW Fisher Road and Highway 47.

According to the sheriff’s office, who considers Witham endangered, the man was last seen around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s office responded to the area around 7 p.m. Wednesday after he was reported missing. A friend found Witham’s home on Fisher Road empty and unsecured Wednesday

Witham is 5’4″, 150 pounds, has blue eyes and gray hair, and may be driving a silver Chevy van with Oregon plates reading 561 HYW. He was wearing a flannel shirt and blue jeans, and his family said that they were concerned about his mental health and that he could be a danger to himself or others, according to a WCSO press release.

If located, the sheriff’s office asked that he not be approached and that the nonemergency line be dialed at 503-629-0111, referencing case number 50-22-2161. 

This story has been updated with additional information from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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