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Mushroom hunter vanishes during camping trip


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Detectives in Jackson County, Oregon are searching for a man who disappeared during a camping trip.

John Early, 65, was last seen Sunday, April 30 in the late afternoon. He and a friend were reportedly on the trip together then separated while mushroom hunting, deputies said.

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Early is 6’2’’, weighs about 200 pounds, had fair skin, blue eyes and red hair. He was last seen wearing a “long John style shirt” with a hoodie, jeans, and hiking boots.

Search and rescue teams from Josephine, Douglas, Klamath, and Siskiyou counties are assisting in the investigation. The search teams include ATVs and canine units.

“They have a good approximate location, and there’s a large team out there looking,” Public Information Officer Aaron Lewis said to the Rogue Valley Times. “I would imagine they’re pouring through the woods out there right now.”

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If anyone has seen Early or has noticed any suspicious activity in the area, call ECSO Dispatch at (541) 776-7206 and reference JCSO case 23-2406.

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