Here is a news report. Here is the latest info I found. Daming Xu is a professor at the University of Oregon and has been missing for almost three weeks after a hike in the Oregon Wilderness of Central Oregon. He had no jacket or supplies so his survival at this point is very questionable. A week ago authorities scaled the search way back after some 5000 hours of search.
I’m not a local news guy but I’m floored by how little attention this case received compared to the Kim Family case almost exactly one year ago. I’m hearing about this thanks to blog comments at JoeDuck.com rather than news stories. Clearly a disappearing family has a lot more power as a story than a single person, but it’s also interesting how some stories capture the national interest and imagination where others do not.
More about this here. Great – he’s found and OK
More here from FOX with picture. This is a terminally ill man who may be disoriented. Last seen at the Multnomah branch of the library.
Fox news reports: A teenage girl was found alive and well after she sneaked out of her house to rendezvous with a high-risk sex offender she met on Myspace.com
Florida Amber Alert has been issued for Alyssa Frank, a 15 year old Florida girl in danger from a stranger abduction. Click here for a complete description.
Deputies appear to be close to finding a woman missing in Cascades National Park, Washington. A note has been found where she says she is heading downstream.
More here. Police are still looking into foul play as possible, but it now appears unlikely that she was murdered or abducted.
This article from Utah has tips for missing person action:
Info box: In case of a missing person
– Contact law enforcement as soon as possible
– Contact friends and family for information and to help in search effort
– Be prepared to answer questions: date and location of last contact, clothing and hairstyle the person was last seen in, known associates, habits and activities
– Make flyers with recent, detailed photographs, but without personal addresses or phone numbers
Amazing survival story here
Story is here
Fossett was likely lost after takeoff from a ranch 30 miles south of Yerington NV and flying in the area south of that point. Here’s a Google map of that area.