Date/Time of Release: 04/19/2012 - 09:30
Contact Person: Dwes Hutson
Contact Number: 541-440-4464
Subject: Remains of Missing Person Found
Date/Time of Incident: 04/16/2012 - 08:00
Incident Location: 2500 block Sibold Canyon Road, Tenmile, Oregon
Case Number: 12-1541
Missing: Pankey, Clayton Randolph / 47 yoa / Roseburg, OR
On Monday, April 16th, 2012, a rancher in the Tenmile area of Douglas County located items of clothing and identification for Clayton Pankey. Clayton Pankey had been reported missing in March of 2009. The rancher reported the finding to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
A search of the ranch was conducted by members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Roseburg Police Department, and the Oregon State Police.
Human skeletal remains believed to be those of Clayton Pankey were recovered in the area of the clothing and identification. The remains and clothing were transported to the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory in Portland for positive identification and analysis.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division is working with the Oregon State Police Forensics Laboratory on the investigation. No further details about the investigation are being released at this time.
The next of kin has been notified.