UPDATE: Missing Oregon Woman and Child Found Dead

Oregon State Police say a woman and boy missing since Wednesday have been found dead in the North Umpqua River near Hwy 138 at mile post 44.

Posted: Jun 14, 2018 11:47 AM
Updated: Jun 14, 2018 6:50 PM

UPDATE:  Oregon State Police say a woman and boy missing since Wednesday have been found dead in the North Umpqua River near Hwy 138 at mile post 44.

Oregon State Police have identified the woman as Sandra Mincher, age 68 of Dillard, OR.  The boy has not been identified as he is a juvenile.  

Emergency responders located the 2005 Mercury Sable that had for unknown reasons left the roadway, struck a tree, and was partially in the river.  OSP and Douglas County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the vehicle around noon on Thursday.  
 
This is a developing story and we will continue to bring you information as it becomes available. 
(Updated at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14)

UPDATE: A woman and boy missing since Wednesday have been found, according to Klamath Community College (KCC).

KCC posted the update on their Twitter after 4 p.m. on Thursday, thanking everyone who shared or spread the message.

NewsWatch 12 contacted Oregon State Police (OSP) after seeing the missing report from KCC on Thursday morning. OSP confirmed that the woman and boy were missing, but said that they would be issuing a press release with more details soon.

A press release did not materialize, so the woman's identity and details on the disappearance never became public, beyond what KCC initially reported.

(Updated as of 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14)



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — A woman and young boy are considered missing from Klamath Falls after they were last seen driving out of town yesterday.

Klamath Community College (KCC) first announced the news on Twitter Thursday morning at 10:15 a.m. In the tweet, Klamath Community College said that the woman was a "member of our KCC family."

KCC described the woman as 68-years-old, and said that she was traveling with an 11-year-old boy. They said that the woman was last seen heading west out of Klamath Falls at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, driving a Mercury Sable.

Oregon State Police (OSP) have confirmed that these people are missing, and will be releasing more details on the case shortly.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4243

Reported Deaths: 153
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah116559
Marion96025
Washington73917
Clackamas31211
Deschutes1250
Umatilla1163
Linn1159
Polk9812
Lane733
Yamhill707
Jackson660
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Jefferson330
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco241
Josephine231
Hood River180
Columbia160
Lincoln120
Morrow110
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 111951

Reported Deaths: 4172
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles550012362
Riverside7486323
San Diego7481269
Orange6261147
San Bernardino5246204
Alameda339096
Santa Clara2776141
San Francisco258842
Kern225038
San Mateo210484
Tulare184484
Fresno174335
Santa Barbara164912
Imperial163427
Contra Costa145037
Sacramento140056
Ventura107833
San Joaquin85834
Kings7464
Stanislaus74429
Sonoma5534
Monterey53010
Solano51722
Marin48314
Merced2837
San Luis Obispo2691
Placer2159
Santa Cruz2132
Yolo21124
Napa1123
Madera1062
Humboldt1013
El Dorado900
San Benito872
Sutter462
Del Norte450
Butte440
Nevada411
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake210
Inyo201
Amador190
Mariposa161
Glenn160
Calaveras150
Siskiyou70
Colusa50
Lassen50
Tuolumne40
Plumas40
Tehama41
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 66°
Brookings
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 59°
Crater Lake
Scattered Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 60°
Grants Pass
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 61°
Klamath Falls
Scattered Clouds
60° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 60°
Isolated showers and storms Monday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events