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Missing National Guard member from Grants Pass found by family

The Josephine County Sheriff says Mark Hudson is now home with family members

Posted: Oct 18, 2019 11:01 AM
Updated: Oct 21, 2019 4:14 PM

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — A National Guardsman reported missing out of Grants Pass in September has been found.

Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel confirmed to Newswatch 12 on Monday that 26-year-old Mark Hudson was located by family members overnight Sunday. Hudson is now home with his family.

Sheriff Daniel did not give any further insight on how Hudson was found or where he had gone.

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office announced on Friday that it was looking for Hudson, who had not been heard from or seen in more than a month. He was considered missing and possibly endangered. 

Hudson was last seen when he left his home in Grants Pass around 6 a.m. on September 14. He had been wearing his National Guard uniform and was headed to Ashland for National Guard training.

The Sheriff's Office circulated a description of Hudson and his '93 Dodge Dakota pickup, which he was last seen driving when he left home that day. The agency said that no one had heard from Hudson after that day.

Family members were posting on Facebook for several weeks prior to the Sheriff's Office news release and subsequent media coverage, asking if anyone in the community had seen him.

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