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    CA - Stephon Jones, 26, Lake Oroville, 5 February 2016

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    Rescuers search for missing man near Lake Oroville

    Lake Oroville, California -
    Members of the Butte County Search and Rescue Team will head out Wednesday morning to look for a man who has been missing for five days.

    Deputies said 26-year-old Stephon Jones was visiting friends on Red Tape Road near Lake Oroville Friday, February 5. He was last seen around 2 p.m. when he went for a hike with a dog to the lake. The dog later returned without a leash and without Jones.

    Deputies said only Jones' water bottle and soda were found on the trail he had walked.

    http://m.krcrtv.com/rescuers-search-...ville/37918470
    "When from a long distant past nothing persists, after the people are dead, after things are broken and scattered, still alone, more persistent, more faithful, the smell and taste of things remain poised a long, long time like souls, ready to remind us, waiting, hoping for their moment amid the ruins of all the rest, and bear unfaltering in the tiny and almost impalpable drop of their essence the vast structure of recollection."

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    Thank you Los, as always for posting. Stephon's story was on the local news tonight but no mention of the dog returning.

    My husband knows the roads in Oroville/area well and he said the Red Tape area is "shady" (his words). I asked if this area in particular is known for pot grows and he said yes (although it is not grow season).

    I have no reason to suspect anything drug-related, but it is just Something that just HAS to be considered when people go missing in this area.

    Weather has been very moderate lately, not too cold at night and not much rain of very recent so I am not seeing weather as a factor here. I'm thinking either he is injured or foul play


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    Press Release from Butte County Sheriff's Office - searching today for Stephon in and around the Lake Oroville Area

    Oroville CA- On February 9, 2016, Butte County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing hiker that left from a residence on Red Tape Road in the Cherokee area of Butte County. The subject left the residence on February 5, 2016 with intentions of hiking to Lake Oroville which is an approximately 1 hour hike. The subject left on the hike with a dog. When the dog returned to the residence and the hiker did not, friends of the missing hiker became worried and began searching for him. After several days of not being able to locate him, the sheriff’s office was contacted. Search and Rescue units were called to the area and are actively searching for the missing hiker.
    http://www.buttecounty.net/sheriffco...ewscenter.aspx

    (lake levels are still at historic lows, but have come up recently)

    BSCO is posting on their Facebook page search updates/pics - using CARDA K9s and boats

    https://www.facebook.com/bcsonews/

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    They were back out today searching
    http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/th...lake-oroville/



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    Read elsewhere they found his water bottle and soda can along the trail, but not confirmed in MSM.

    Dog returned without a collar.


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    http://m.krcrtv.com/search-near-lake...News_Channel_7

    Confirmed in MSM that they found several clues near the water.

    So sad


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    Missing hiker’s cellphone video points search teams to Lake Oroville
    The video, which Honea said was self-recorded, appears to show Jones walking down a trail, heading to the water and commenting about how he is reconnecting with nature.

    The delay in notification didn’t go unnoticed by the Sheriff’s Office. As search crews were mustered, detectives responded as well, questioning those staying at the home on Red Tape Road.

    Honea said search teams have found no evidence that Jones was a victim of criminal activity,
    http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/...-lake-oroville

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    Foul play involving the "friends", or everyone was so high, they didn't notice him missing and he himself drowned while swimming high. Those are my guesses. I hope he is ok though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvaldez1975 View Post
    Foul play involving the "friends", or everyone was so high, they didn't notice him missing and he himself drowned while swimming high. Those are my guesses. I hope he is ok though.
    Exactly my thoughts.

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    In my opinion, criminal activity might not have caused Stephon to disappear, but I have a sneaking suspicion it DID factor into how long it took his friends to report him missing to his sister. She was the one to report him missing - not his 'friends.'

    They probably weren't too excited about LE sneaking around their property.


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    Sigh😢I don't see this ending well. I second the swimming while inebriated.

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    Searched with sonar today. Back out tomorrow.

    http://m.krcrtv.com/volunteers-use-a...News_Channel_7


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    this also makes a lot of sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by m_brown View Post
    In my opinion, criminal activity might not have caused Stephon to disappear, but I have a sneaking suspicion it DID factor into how long it took his friends to report him missing to his sister. She was the one to report him missing - not his 'friends.'

    They probably weren't too excited about LE sneaking around their property.


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    Search for Stephon Jones scales back
    February 27, 2016
    http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/se...s-scales-back/

    The Sheriff's office has cut back on their active search, but still asks that anyone with information call: (530) 538-7321.

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    Interesting homepage
    http://www.stephonjones.org/

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