OR MICHAEL BRYSON: Missing from Hobo Camp, Lane Co, OR - 5 Aug 2020 - Age 27

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DORENA, Ore. -- Search efforts have grown to find 27-year-old Michael Bryson who went missing early Wednesday morning.

Bryson was camping at the Hobo Camp Campground with friends last week when he wandered away from the site Wednesday morning and that was the last time he was seen.


The search is not isolated to just the campground and surrounding areas. Friends have deployed into cities all over western Oregon looking for any leads that could point them to where he might be.

His family said the longest they've ever gone without hearing from him is two days.

"It's very rare that five days in he would not have reached out to mom, dad, or sister," his uncle said.

The effort to find Bryson has grown beyond just those who knew him.

A facebook group with more than 2,000 members is dedicated to finding the young man.

The man's dad said Bryson doesn't know a stranger. He said his son was kind and friendly to everyone he met. He said he hopes that's the energy that brings him home.

A $10,000 reward is available for any information leading to his discovery, all which was donated to fuel efforts to find him.




MEDIA - MICHAEL BRYSON: Missing from Hobo Camp, Lane Co, OR since 5 Aug 2020 - Age 27
 
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GrandmaBear

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You know, in the first article on the new development, it sounds like they found the first item on the road... If that's the case, it seems it would have been harder to miss. Also, the father says the area was searched intensely and thoroughly. I definitely know things can be missed and are all of the time but the one "on the road' is a bit hard to believe unless of course wind or some animal or something carried it onto the road but that seems very unlikely.

I guess we won't know until more is shared but I think the one on the roadway is what makes me wonder... That does not sound like going for a swim, etc. because I don't think one would take anything off on the road but I guess allowing for whatever shape he may have been in, it's possible...
 

Guess Who

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You know, in the first article on the new development, it sounds like they found the first item on the road... If that's the case, it seems it would have been harder to miss. Also, the father says the area was searched intensely and thoroughly. I definitely know things can be missed and are all of the time but the one "on the road' is a bit hard to believe unless of course wind or some animal or something carried it onto the road but that seems very unlikely.

I guess we won't know until more is shared but I think the one on the roadway is what makes me wonder... That does not sound like going for a swim, etc. because I don't think one would take anything off on the road but I guess allowing for whatever shape he may have been in, it's possible...
and what kind of condition was it in? has it obviously been out in the elements all this time or is it clean?
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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You know, in the first article on the new development, it sounds like they found the first item on the road...
I don't think that's the case. I think it was just poorly written. I think the PERSON was on Brice Creek Road when they saw something, not necessarily that the object(s) was on the road. I could be wrong but nothing else I've read indicated that anything was blatantly out on a roadway.
 

GrandmaBear

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I don't think that's the case. I think it was just poorly written. I think the PERSON was on Brice Creek Road when they saw something, not necessarily that the object(s) was on the road. I could be wrong but nothing else I've read indicated that anything was blatantly out on a roadway.
thats how.i interpreted it.
The same thing crossed my mind and it's sad that I almost assume that with the news articles in most cases nowadays. Accuracy leaves much to be desired. I guess though my thought was still that he was likely walking or running roadside or nearby and was not in the water, etc. But hard to say...
 

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Special edition of KVAL News this Sunday after the Super Bowl on CBS
Among the special reports planned for Sunday:

Have you seen Michael Bryson?

Michael Bryson is still missing. The search for him continues for his family.

"We are going to keep his name out there. We are definitely never going to stop looking," says Tina Bryson as she staples up another laminated missing person poster.

Tina and Parrish Bryson have driven Row River Road countless times since August 5, 2020 - the day their son Michael disappeared from Hobo Campground about 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.

Three to four times a week they travel the winding road investigating tips and making sure flyers of Michael are up on trailheads, bulletin boards and at the campsite.

But there's still no sign of their son.

Watch #LiveOnKVAL Sunday after the Super Bowl for this special report by Sean Cuellar



The Brysons shared with us some off the last pictures of Michael, taken at what some describe as a "renegade" or "rave" party in the woods.
 

GrandmaBear

Deputized Emu Slayer/Horse Thief Hunter
Special edition of KVAL News this Sunday after the Super Bowl on CBS
Among the special reports planned for Sunday:

Have you seen Michael Bryson?

Michael Bryson is still missing. The search for him continues for his family.

"We are going to keep his name out there. We are definitely never going to stop looking," says Tina Bryson as she staples up another laminated missing person poster.

Tina and Parrish Bryson have driven Row River Road countless times since August 5, 2020 - the day their son Michael disappeared from Hobo Campground about 25 miles southeast of Cottage Grove.

Three to four times a week they travel the winding road investigating tips and making sure flyers of Michael are up on trailheads, bulletin boards and at the campsite.

But there's still no sign of their son.

Watch #LiveOnKVAL Sunday after the Super Bowl for this special report by Sean Cuellar



The Brysons shared with us some off the last pictures of Michael, taken at what some describe as a "renegade" or "rave" party in the woods.
Glad to see they are getting coverage. I wonder if anything came of the clothing found or if there is any hope it still will result in something.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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'We want Michael back': Parents search for son who disappeared from Oregon campground
Michael Bryson is still missing. The search for him continues for his family.

"We are going to keep his name out there. We are definitely never going to stop looking," Tina Bryson said as she stapled up another laminated missing person poster.
 

Kimster

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'We want Michael back': Parents search for son who disappeared from Oregon campground
Michael Bryson is still missing. The search for him continues for his family.

"We are going to keep his name out there. We are definitely never going to stop looking," Tina Bryson said as she stapled up another laminated missing person poster.
They’re pouring out everything they have to continue searching for Michael, believe me. There was a sign on one of the businesses in the next town over about looking for Michael Bryson and now I notice it’s back to its regular advertising. I think how sad that must be for his family. Life goes on for everyone else but them.
 

GrandmaBear

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Not sure if I read the right comments but I think I did. I have never quite learned how to navigate Reddit and the threads there easily. I wish I could because they have a ton of commenters and topics, etc.

So the clothing was it sounds half buried and had moss growing on it, etc.? Or was just in a pile near the road? There seemed to be both beliefs.

All I know is it seems strange to me to find his clothing but not his body, no matter what happened/the cause. I can't recall, did we ever hear if this was all clothing he was wearing or just some? To me that would say something about whether it likely he took it off himself or not...
 

Guess Who

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Not sure if I read the right comments but I think I did. I have never quite learned how to navigate Reddit and the threads there easily. I wish I could because they have a ton of commenters and topics, etc.

So the clothing was it sounds half buried and had moss growing on it, etc.? Or was just in a pile near the road? There seemed to be both beliefs.

All I know is it seems strange to me to find his clothing but not his body, no matter what happened/the cause. I can't recall, did we ever hear if this was all clothing he was wearing or just some? To me that would say something about whether it likely he took it off himself or not...
stuff "growing" out of it could simple also mean it was hidden under thick vegetation and then found after it went dormant. We had a case here where they missed an entire body and as soon as the first heavy frost happened, they found her.
 

GrandmaBear

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stuff "growing" out of it could simple also mean it was hidden under thick vegetation and then found after it went dormant. We had a case here where they missed an entire body and as soon as the first heavy frost happened, they found her.
Yeah, some of the comments say there was probably foliage and then there wasn't, etc. And refer to growth as lichen, moss etc. on the clothing.

I imagine as far as finding him though, once the clothing was found the area I would hope and think be searched quite thoroughly and heavily.

The little I know re the clothing still does not really lean me towards foul play or not. I do think though in this case, people have been far from upfront and honest so I do lean towards if not outright foul play, at least hiding activities and panicked responses to something occurring...
 

Guess Who

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Yeah, some of the comments say there was probably foliage and then there wasn't, etc. And refer to growth as lichen, moss etc. on the clothing.

I imagine as far as finding him though, once the clothing was found the area I would hope and think be searched quite thoroughly and heavily.

The little I know re the clothing still does not really lean me towards foul play or not. I do think though in this case, people have been far from upfront and honest so I do lean towards if not outright foul play, at least hiding activities and panicked responses to something occurring...
I am not leaning either direction, either. Either option seems just as likely as the other one to me.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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"They were behind a tree, half buried in the mud, growing moss and litchen, and in a spot that would have been generously covered with foliage until recently. I see no reason to assume they were placed there.
Is it possible? Sure. But statistical probability swings heavily in favor of the items having been there for some time."


This comment makes the most sense to me, IMO.
Also...if you were someone involved in Michael's disappearance / death...several issues. Why would you have his clothes in the first place? Why not just leave them with his remains? Also, are you really going to hang on to his clothes for 6 months? And then drive BACK to the scene to plant them instead of just tossing them?
I understand that the family really wants someone, other than Michael, to "blame". If someone harmed him, that's an easy place to direct the grief and anger. If Michael disappeared due to his own issues with drugs, that's a bit harder to swallow.
 

Kimster

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Yeah, some of the comments say there was probably foliage and then there wasn't, etc. And refer to growth as lichen, moss etc. on the clothing.

I imagine as far as finding him though, once the clothing was found the area I would hope and think be searched quite thoroughly and heavily.

The little I know re the clothing still does not really lean me towards foul play or not. I do think though in this case, people have been far from upfront and honest so I do lean towards if not outright foul play, at least hiding activities and panicked responses to something occurring...
We had a discussion, and I think it was regarding Michael’s disappearance, about how people who are on certain kinds of drugs can feel like they need to take their clothes off for whatever reason. Someone linked it too.
 

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