MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Police officers are asking the help of hunters this season in Jackson and Josephine County to look out for two vehicles belonging to two unrelated missing men.
Since June, 22-year-old Chase Cook has been missing. He was last seen at a market on East Main Street in Medford. Five days after his disappearance, his truck was seen marked to be towed on Highway 238. Soon after, police believe Cook or someone other than a tow truck moved the car.
The second missing person, Brandon Perdue, who was 18 at the time disappeared in 2008. Perdue was believed to be suicidal and was last seen in his car. Cell-phone activity at the time of his disappearance tracked him to the Robinson Butte area. Police believe both men are thought to be in rural areas that officials do not have access to.
“We do think that they’re probably in our area, and we have systems to check to see if these vehicles have been run by other law enforcement agencies, have gone through certain locations and there’s been no activity on these vehicles,” says Lt. Mike Budreau.
Police say if someone disappears, report that person missing immediately. You do not have to wait 24 hours before filing a report.