01-08-2013, 06:04 PM #1
OR - Truman Tollefson - 87 years old - Medford - 5-Dec-2012
UPDATED - Still Missing Endangered Elderly Male
Truman Tollefson & Vehicle
Date: December 7, 2012
Contact: Lt. Mike Budreau
Public Information Officer
Type of Incident: Missing Endangered Elderly Male
Date of incident: December 5th, 2012 at 8:28 p.m.
Location of incident: 1800 block of Brookhurst Street, Medford
**Update Still Missing See Below**
On the above listed date and time, Medford Police were dispatched to a
residence in the 1800 block of Brookhurst for a missing elderly male.
Family members of Truman Tollefson, 87 years old, reported that he left
the residence at about 5:00 p.m. on 12/05/2012 to run some errands in
Medford and never returned. He was driving his heavily oxidized silver
1981 Buick Century 4 door sedan.
The family advised Tollefson has been suffering from memory loss issues
and are greatly concerned for his welfare. Local police have been looking
for Tollefson and his vehicle since it was reported yesterday.
Police are asking the publics assistance in locating Tollefson.
87 years old
511, 135 lbs, grey/balding hair
LSW: Tan coat, black jeans, white tennis shoes, eye glasses
(Photo provided is from 2005, and he is now thinner)
Heavily oxidized 1981 Buick Century 4D, OR/ NAL564
(See attached picture of similar vehicle)
As of December 7th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Truman Tollefson is still missing.
The longer he remains missing, combined with the cold night time
temperatures, the family as well as law enforcement, are growing more
concerned for his safety.
Medford Police ask that the public continue to look for Mr. Tollefson and /
or his vehicle.
Last edited by summer_breeze; 05-09-2013 at 06:18 AM.
01-08-2013, 06:05 PM #2
Family continues search for missing man
January 08, 2013
Even though she's back in school, Amanda Wolfe hasn't stopped searching.
Wolfe's grandfather, 87-year-old Truman Tollefson, went missing Dec. 5. He'd stepped out that evening for a drive to the bank and supermarket, a routine couple of errands. But he never returned, and police have not tracked him down after a month of searching.
01-09-2013, 02:36 AM #3Former Member
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Medford missing persons cases reach eight in 2012
Since 1978, eight people have gone missing in Medford. Two of those cases happened just last year.
Truman Tollefson was reported missing in Dec. 2012.
05-06-2013, 02:28 AM #4Registered User
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Body of Truman Tollefson found
Medford, Oregon man 87-yr-old Truman Tollefson has been found.
R.I.P. Truman ~ Condolences to the family & friends.
Medford Police say they believe the body of Medford man 87-yr-old Truman Tollefson was found Sunday morning. Tollefson originally went missing in December of 2012. His family said he left to run some errands and never returned. Family members were also concerned because they indicated Tollefson had memory loss issues.
According to police, around 11am on Sunday, a Rogue River resident who was out chopping firewood, phoned police after he found an abandoned car and a body nearby.
Detectives with the Medford Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff's Office responded to mile marker 9 on Upper Grave Creek Road, a remote area just outside of Rogue River.
According to authorities, Tollefson's car became stuck when he tried to turn it around at a dead end. He got out of the vehicle and died nearby. Officials say there's no evidence of foul play.
While police believe they found Tollefson's body, an official confirmation is pending. It's expected a positive ID will be made later this week by the Jackson County Medical Examiners Office.
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05-06-2013, 06:23 AM #5
Body of missing Medford man believed to be found
May 06, 2013
By MANDY VALENCIA
A Rogue River man in search of firewood near milepost 9 of Upper Grave Creek Road told police that at about 11 a.m., Sunday, he had found a vehicle that matched the description of the one belonging to Truman Tollefson with a deceased man on the ground nearby.
05-06-2013, 09:41 AM #6
Found Body Brings Family Closure
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05-06-2013, 06:18 PM #7Registered User
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Looks like no foul play. LE suspect that Tollefson got confused and drove up that road where his car got stuck. That road is usually not used in the winter so people didn't pass that way and see his car.
05-08-2013, 07:55 AM #8
Discovery offers family closure, brings sadness
May 07, 2013
By Ryan Pfeil
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office is expected to confirm the body's identity this week.
05-09-2013, 06:18 AM #9
Medical examiner confirms body is Tollefson
May 09, 2013
The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a remote area north of Wimer Sunday is Truman Tollefson, 87, of Medford.
Rest in Peace Mr. Tollefson.