Regional Alert Issued for Missing Elderly Man

UPDATE: Mr. Doffing has been located and is safe. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was contacted this morning by the California Highway Patrol and learned that Mr. Doffing had been located with his pickup on the side of the road near Stockton, California. Mr. Doffing was taken to an area hospital for evaluation as a precaution.

Authorities say that late this morning, 73-year-old Richard Doffing drove away from his home in Glendale, Oregon.

Richard is driving a white 1992 Ford F350 bearing Oregon license plate SXD561. The pickup has the “Tri-R” logo on both back doors. Richard has advanced dementia and is considered an endangered missing person.

ODOT has activated several electronic freeway signs around our metro with information regarding this incident. It is believed he may be trying to travel to Texas.

Richard is 5’10”, 160 lbs with Hazel eyes and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans. 

Deputies along with Search and Rescue crews are actively searching for Richard or his vehicle. There is no current indication as to his direction of travel or possible route.

Additionally, Richard does not have a cellular telephone with him. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of this individual, please contact 9-1-1 and reference Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Case #23-0144.

Source: DCSO

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