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  1. #1
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    May 2012

    CA - John Chesley, 81, Oroville, 22 Feb 2014

    John Chelsey

    Searchers seek missing Oroville man -

    Search and rescue teams have been looking for a man near Peak View Drive since Saturday evening. John Chelsey, 81, was last seen at about 1 p.m. Saturday at his home on Peak View Drive wearing a blue flannel shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He may have also been wearing a white hat.
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  2. #2
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    Dec 2013
    The Butte County Search and Rescue said today that Chesley may be introducing himself as Darwin. He went by Darwin for the first 40-50 years of his life and sometimes still uses the name.

    Ground search planned today for missing Oroville man

    The operations for today are scaled back, with only about 17 search personnel.

    Butte County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff's Office are receiving assistance from the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, California Rescue Dog Association, California State Parks and the Butte County Sheriff's Office Communication Reserve.

  3. #3
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    May 2012
    Missing 81-year-old may be heading out of area
    POSTED: 7:07 PM Mar 04 2014 UPDATED: 7:18 PM Mar 04 2014
    He suffers from dementia and rescuers said he might have asked someone to take him to see his family. They said Chesley has a brother that lives in Bozeman, Montana and had two sisters who passed away in Shelton, Washington. He also has family that lives in the Bay Area. Rescuers believe he might be heading to those places.
    “The areas in where he was last seen, we are surprised that we haven't found any clues in a direction in where he might have gone,” said Sergeant Steve Collins of the Butte County Sheriff’s Department.
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  4. #4
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    Aug 2008
    up north

    Search continues for missing Oroville man


    By Dan Reidel
    POSTED: 03/07/2014 10:19:29 PM PST

    OROVILLE >> Search and rescue volunteers will continue the search for John Chelsey on Saturday.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2008
    up north

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    Case Information
    First name
    Middle name
    Last name
    Date last seen
    February 22, 2014 13:00
    Date entered
    Age last seen
    81 to 81 years old
    Age now
    81 years old
    Height (inches)
    Weight (pounds)
    135.0 to 140.0

  6. #6
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    Oct 2014
    John has been missing for two years now.

    Charley Project

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: February 24, 2014 from Oroville, California
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Date of Birth: July 26, 1932
    • Age: 81 years old
    • Height and Weight: 5'8, 143 pounds
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Gray hair, blue/green eyes. Chesley has a large, flat mole on his back. He is hearing-impaired.
    • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A long-sleeved blue flannel button-down shirt, a white tank top, blue jeans, dark-colored sneakers, a large Black Hills gold ring and a wedding band.
    • Medical Conditions: Chesley suffers from dementia.

    Details of Disappearance
    Chesley was last seen on his residence in the 100 block of Peak View Drive in Oroville, California at 1:00 p.m. on February 24, 2014. He was outside doing yard work when he left home on foot and has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the area turned up no indication of his whereabouts; it's possible he was picked up by a passing motorist. Chesley is a veteran of the Korean War. Foul play is not suspected in his case, but due to his age and state of health, there is concern for his safety. His case remains unsolved.

    From October:

    Rescue teams continue to search for missing Oroville man


    Butte County Search and Rescue teams are hoping to solve a tragedy and be better prepared for the future.

    Chesley, 81 at the time he went missing, has been missing for more than 20 months, his last known sighting was near Peak View Drive on February 23, 2014. Butte County Sheriffs, in coordination with sheriff's office search teams from Shasta, Placer, Contra Costa, Nevada, Mendocino, Yuba and Marin counties, searched a five-square-mile area for more than seven days to locate Chesley, who was never found.

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    Jun 2016

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