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07-31-2010, 07:52 AM #1
WA - Roy Leon Groeneveld, 43, Bellingham/Bridgeport, 25 July 2010
By K.C. Mehaffey
World staff writer
Friday, July 30, 2010
BRIDGEPORT — The family of a man who has been missing since Sunday has released his photograph, and is asking anyone who has seen him to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Roy Leon Groeneveld, 43, of Bellingham, was visiting his parents on Tacoma Street in Bridgeport when he left the home between 10 and 11:30 p.m. He is listed as a missing and disabled person, and law enforcement authorities are attempting to locate him.
Undersheriff Don Culp said deputies used a patrol boat to check the shoreline of the Columbia River. They also checked on a call from someone who thought he may be in Okanogan County; they have not found him.
“Right now, we’re at a loss of what to do next,” Culp said.
His brother, Bruce Hall, said Groeneveld suffers from both mental and physical illnesses, and did not take his medications with him.
Hall said the family is concerned because he could have wandered to the river or into a remote sagebrush field without water.
“He’s not a dangerous person,” Hall said, but he may be disoriented.
Hall said his brother had about $50 with him, and it’s possible he offered someone gas money to take him to Bellingham or somewhere else. “That’s how he gets around. He doesn’t drive,” Hall said. So far there’s no evidence that happened, however.
If you have information about his whereabouts, please call RiverCom Dispatch at 663-9911 and ask for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 01-17-2014 at 12:41 PM.
09-04-2010, 04:01 PM #2
Bellingham man reported missing from Bridgeport area
8/5/2010 12:48:00 PM
Roy Groeneveld, 44, of Bellingham has been reported as missing by his family since Sunday morning, July 25, around 10:30-11 a.m. Groeneveld was in Bridgeport with his family for his aunt Colleen Groeneveld's memorial service, which was held on Saturday, July 24.
09-25-2010, 04:40 PM #3
Washington State Missing Persons
Roy is still listed.
07-20-2011, 11:45 AM #4
--- On Wed, 7/20/11, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Subject: Roy Groeneveld
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 11:39 AM
XXXX XXXX, the Sheriff asked me to contact you regarding your inquiry about Roy Groeneveld, missing out of Douglas County since 7/25/10.
Mr. Groeneveld has not been contacted since he went missing. He has not been in contact with any family members. There are no leads at this time.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
Records Technician / TAC
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
110 2nd St NE, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Office 509 884-0941
Direct 509 888-6855
Fax 509 886-1045
01-17-2014, 12:40 PM #5
Roy Leon Groeneveld - Notice of Memorial Service
by By The Wenatchee World Staff July 26, 2011, 11 a.m.
Roy Leon Groeneveld
He disappeared July 25, 2010, from his parents’ home in Bridgeport and is believed to have drowned in the Columbia River a few blocks from their home. He was very ill, but had come to his aunt, Colleen Groeneveld’s memorial service the day before. The only trace of him was that a blood hound tracked him to the river.
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