Date/Time of Release: 08/01/2011 - 17:05
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Missing Person
Date/Time of Incident: 07/31/2011 - 16:30
Incident Location: Hemlock Lake, Douglas County, Oregon
Case Number: 11-2828
Missing: Lonie, Linda Lea / 59 yoa / Roseburg, OR
Mentioned: Lonie, Thomas Edward / 59 yoa / Roseburg, OR
The Sheriff's Office is currently searching the area around Hemlock Lake for a missing 59 year old Roseburg woman.
Linda Lonie was reported missing last night at about 2300 hours. Her husband Thomas told deputies that they were walking on a trail to check a game camera. When the trail got too rough, Thomas instructed Linda to stay put and he would come back for her. When Thomas returned Linda was gone. Thomas spent some 4 hours searching around the area for her. Thomas reports that Linda suffers from early stage Dementia.
Search and Rescue four wheel drive unit members responded and searched the area through the night. Search and Rescue ground units and other Sheriff's personnel joined the search this morning and as of this release, they are still searching.
A photograph of Linda will be attached to this release at www.dcso.com/media_N.asp .
No further information will be available tonight.