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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Miccistella

Well-known member
That is just so sad…

I am not sure how many of you know or follow 411 cases…

somehow the disappearance seems like many of them.. but mostly the thought came up when I read that his clothes were found were was searched before…

maybe I missed it but in what shape were the clothes and were they thrown there or neatly folded…?

I pray that this going man will be brought home…

Micci
 

KareBear

Well-known member
That is just so sad…

I am not sure how many of you know or follow 411 cases…

somehow the disappearance seems like many of them.. but mostly the thought came up when I read that his clothes were found were was searched before…

maybe I missed it but in what shape were the clothes and were they thrown there or neatly folded…?

I pray that this going man will be brought home…

Micci

"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.
This is the gist on the clothing from what I've gathered 🙂
 

Whatsnext

Carpe diem
That is just so sad…

I am not sure how many of you know or follow 411 cases…

somehow the disappearance seems like many of them.. but mostly the thought came up when I read that his clothes were found were was searched before…

maybe I missed it but in what shape were the clothes and were they thrown there or neatly folded…?

I pray that this going man will be brought home…

Micci
I agree, but for me the whole drug thing points to a cover up of some kind. Just my personal opinion.
 

Kimster

Let's Find Michael Bryson!
Staff member
That is just so sad…

I am not sure how many of you know or follow 411 cases…

somehow the disappearance seems like many of them.. but mostly the thought came up when I read that his clothes were found were was searched before…

maybe I missed it but in what shape were the clothes and were they thrown there or neatly folded…?

I pray that this going man will be brought home…

Micci
I was told second hand from someone closer to this case that they were neatly folded.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

Administrator
Staff member

FAMILY REFLECTS ONE YEAR AFTER MICHAEL BRYSON'S DISAPPEARANCE​

One year after Michael Bryson's disappearance, parents Parrish and Tina Bryson say every day their son is missing gets a little tougher, but the hope is never gone.

"There's been a lot of peaks and valleys," Parrish said as he described the past year. "I made a promise to Michael, his mom and his sister that I would bring him home."

His loved ones say his smile was contagious and he made an impact on everyone.

"Michael was well loved by everybody, he still is," said Jack Morris, Michael's former employer at Gridiron Sports Bar in Harrisburg.

They now say they’re just one week away from creating a nonprofit organization called the Michael Bryson Foundation to help families solve missing person cases and advocate for those with mental illness.

Parrish and Tina said mental illness was something Michael coped with.

"Looking back now, we believe he was bipolar," Parrish said. "I've been able to reach someone before they committed suicide because of Michael's story."


The Brysons believe foul play was involved from the evidence they have gathered.

"Michael is not just a missing person, he is a victim," Tina said.

Lane County Sheriff’s Office said they have about three binders filled with tips and leads from the community and that search efforts continue for Michael.

"I wish we had results a long time ago on this case," said Sgt. Tom Speldrich. "We haven't, but we have not given up."

Speldrich said the case is still active although there have been no new developments since December 2020.
 

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