UPDATE: Woman missing near Rogue River has been found safe

A woman visiting the area took a walk near a relative's house north of Rogue River this morning and never returned.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2018 4:24 PM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2018 6:00 PM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. –UPDATE (5:57 p.m.) Rose Spiers has been found safe. A person familiar with the are joined search and rescue crews.

That person found Spiers about three miles from where she was last seen. 

Spiers and her dogs were not injured.


A woman visiting relatives north of Rogue River took her dogs for a walk this morning and never returned, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO). Deputies and search & rescue (SAR) teams are trying to find her whereabouts.

62-year-old Rosie Spiers reportedly left a relative's home in the 4500-block of East Evans Creek Road around 11:15 a.m. on Friday morning to take her dogs out for a walk. The dogs are described as a German wirehair pointer and a white West Highland Terrier.

Spiers' relative reported her missing at 1:43 p.m.

JCSO said that Spiers is just visiting and is unfamiliar with the area. Spiers is described as a white woman with blond hair — about four feet, eleven inches tall with a thin build.

A resident of Forest Hills Drive reported seeing a woman matching Spiers‘ description around 12:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The location at which they claimed to see her is about one mile from where Spiers began her walk.

The surrounding area includes private property and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land.

Anyone who may have seen Spiers today is asked to call dispatch at (541) 776-7206. Refer to case #18-22190.

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