JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — Police are asking for help in finding answers regarding the disappearance of a Josephine County man nearly one year ago.
On November 22, 2017 — the day before Thanksgiving — Richard Hillmann attended a gathering at a friend’s house on Pleasant Valley Road in Josephine County. He was seen leavin the party between 8 - 9 p.m. in his green 1997 Toyota SR5 pickup (OR License VWT 361) and has not been seen since.
Hillmann's home is within five miles of the Pleasant Valley address where the gathering took place.
The Oregon State Police (OSP) adopted the case in March of 2018 and has interviewed many witnesses, friends, and neighbors. OSP says that Hillmann had few close friends and mostly kept to himself.
Investigators believe that Hillmann is the victim of foul play, and that the people involved may have been known to him.
OS investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating Hillman and/or his vehicle. If anyone has seen Hillmann, the vehicle, or have any information regarding his disappearance they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-776-6111 or *OSP and reference case number SP18-076662, Detective John Anderson.