Douglas County Sheriff's Office


 Justice Building • Roseburg, Oregon 97470 • (541) 440-4450

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  11/01/2012 - 11:20
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Missing Mushroom Picker  
Date/Time of Incident:  10/31/2012 - 21:15
Incident Location:  County Line Road, apx 12 Miles North of Reedsport, OR  
Case Number:  n/a  
Missing:  Sathe, William Lee / 69 yoa / Florence, OR

The Sheriff's Office is searching for a lost mushroom picker, 69 year old William Sathe of Florence. Sathe was reported missing last night at about 2115 hours when he failed to return from mushroom picking.

Sathe was with five other people picking mushrooms off of County Line Road in coastal Douglas County. Everyone returned to the vehicle except Sathe. He was last seen at about 1600 hours yesterday.

Sathe was dressed in blue jeans, tennis shooes, a gray coat and red hat. He is reported to be experienced in the outdoors but did not have any supplies with him.

At this time the Sheriff's Office has patrol personnel, Search and Rescue ground units and Four Wheel Drive unit members in the area searching.

If anyone has information regarding Sathe's whereabouts or believes they have seen him they should contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471.

A photograph of Sathe will be attached to this release at .

Sathe, William Lee    
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