Authorities Searching for Missing Elderly JoCo Woman

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office has provided an updated timeline of the search for the missing woman.

6/6/23 5:21pm: Reported missing. Josephine County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) units
activated and joined deputies in search until 11:00pm. Teams activated with SAR were 1 UAV team with thermal imaging, 3 SAR K9’s (GPPD Otis unavailable), 8 ground and road searchers, and 6 SO deputies.

6/7/23: Search continued for 10 hours with 9 SAR members, including their ground team, 2 SAR K9’s and 1 road team.

6/8/23: SAR expands search to wider area for 6 hours with 8 SAR members, including 1 ground team, 2 SAR K9’s and 1 ATV.

6/9/23: California – Oregon Search and Rescue (CORSAR) activated with 28 members for 10 hours
with assistance from Jackson, Douglas, Coos and Siskiyou County’s SAR teams including 5 SAR
K9’s, 1 ATV, 1UAV, 2 mounted searchers (horseback) and 1 fixed wing aircraft.

6/10/23: SAR search for 7 hours with 4 SAR K9’s.

6/11/23: SAR search for 5 hours with ATV team.

6/12/23: CORSAR activated with 16 members for 10 hours with assistance from Jackson and Douglas
County’s SAR teams with 4 SAR K9’s and SAR rope/rappelling teams.

6/13/23: As of this update, her whereabouts are still unknown.


CASE: 23-14241

NAME: Berna Leahy

SEX: Female

AGE: 80

HEIGHT: 5’8″


HAIR: White

EYES: Hazel

INFORMATION: Berna was last seen on June 6, 2023 around 3:30pm in the 800 block of Shan Creek, Josephine County. She was wearing blue pants, blue striped shirt, grey sneakers and black socks. She was on foot and her direction of travel is unknown.

Please contact the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office with any information and reference case 23-14241.

OFFICE #: 541-474-5123

Source: Josephine County SO

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