Douglas County Sheriff's Office


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

John Hanlin


Date/Time of Release:  05/04/2011 - 09:45
Contact Person:  Dwes Hutson  
Contact Number:  541-440-4464  
Subject:  Missing Elderly Male  
Date/Time of Incident:  05/03/2011 - 08:00
Incident Location:  800 block Broadway Ave, Winchester Bay, Oregon  
Case Number:  11-1622  
Missing:  Stirling,William Lenderman / 84 yoa male / Winchester Bay, OR

Vehicle: 2003 Ford Expedition, blue, OR lic ZRC100

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate an 84 year old male, William Stirling, who failed to return to the Harmony Adult Foster Care home in Winchester Bay yesterday morning.

On May 3rd, 2011, at about 1500 hours, the foster care home reported that Stirling, a resident at the home, failed to return after leaving at 0800 hours in a blue 2003 Ford Expedition. They reported that Stirling suffers from Dementia and has been talking recently of traveling to Montana.

Investigators have issued a state wide All Points Bulletin on Stirling and have entered him as missing/endangered into state and national computer systems. Sheriff's deputies are checking coastal areas including parks, rest areas, parking lots and side roads. The Search and Rescue 4x4 Unit has members headed to the coast to assist in searching some of the rural back road areas. The Coast Guard has also been notified.

Stirling is described as 5'6", 170 lbs, gray hair, brown eyes and unknown clothing description.

If anyone has seen Stirling or his vehicle they should call the Sheriff's Office at 541-440-4471.

Stirling's photograph will be attached to this release at

Stirling, William L    
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