LAKE COUNTY, Ore. — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for missing 18-year old Kevin Robert Mulert Thursday morning. Mulert is from Deerfield, Illinois and believed to be missing in a remote area of northern Lake County.
Mulert was reported missing on Wednesday from a therapeutic wilderness program after the program staff members discovered he was missing around 8:00 a.m. The programs campsite is six miles south of Frederick Butte.
About 30 searches from search and rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5 mile area around the program’s campsite. Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATV’s, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join later today. Air resources are also being used to assist in the search.
Mulert is described as a bi-racial male, 5’11,” 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.
According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures are expecting to be in the mid to upper 90′s again Thursday with a chance of thunderstorms. Anyone traveling in the area and sees someone with a matching description should call 911 immediately.