Name: Michael Bryson
Last seen: August 5, 2020
Location: Dorena, Oregon
Status: Still missing
27 year old Michael Bryson was last seen on August 5, 2020 in the Hobo Camp roadside campground located off Brice Creek Road near Dorena, Oregon.
Michael reportedly wandered away from a group of friends at about 4:30 a.m, and it’s unknown which direction he was heading. Michael hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On Monday August 3, Michael stopped by his parents house in Harrisburg, Oregon and told them he was leaving for a week long birthday party/camping trip with a friend.
At 8:30 pm that evening, Michael and his friend Ben left Eugene and headed out to the Hobo Camp campground located off Brice Creek Road, just west of Champion Creek Road near Dorena, Oregon.
At approximately 11:30 pm on August 4, Michael’s friend Ben went to sleep. This is the last confirmed sighting of Michael.
At 4:30 am on August 5, Michael reportedly wandered away from the campground, but it’s unknown what direction he headed.
He left his camping gear behind at the campground, his phone was powered off, and his bank account hasn’t been accessed since.
Family members reported Michael missing when he did not return home.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating the case. Horses, drones, and hundreds of rescue volunteers searched the campground near Dorena, but turned up few clues as to Bryson’s whereabouts.
Michael Bryson is a 27 year old Caucasian male. He stands 6’2″ tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has brown hair and green eyes. His nose is pierced.
Michael has several tattoos which are pictured below. Hands shaking with “Stay strong my brothers”on his rib cage, a bear on the back of his arm, an elephant on his right leg, a tree inside a diamond on his lower front leg, and a lion face on his left leg.
He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts and white crocs with rainbows on them.
If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Michael Bryson please contact Parrish Bryson at (541) 513-3413, or the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150.
The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the discovery of their son.
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Eugene man last seen at campground SE of Cottage Grove – KVAL 08/20
Eugene man reported missing after camping trip – KEZI 08/20
Sheriff’s office asks for help locating missing man last seen at Lane County campground – Fox12 08/20
Search Efforts Ramp Up For Missing Eugene Man – KEZI 08/20
Two Weeks After Disappearance, Eugene Man Still Missing – KLCC 08/20
No new clues in search for missing 27 year old, sheriff’s office says – Register Guard 08/20
Family Holds Vigil For Missing Eugene Man – KEZI 08/20
Parents fear the worst six weeks after son Michael Bryson vanished from Oregon campground – NBC 09/20
Family Of Oregon Man Who Vanished From Campsite Searching For ‘Closure’ – Oxygen 09/20
New podcast hopes to help find Michael Bryson – KEZI 10/20
Podcast Explores Mystery Of Missing Eugenean Michael Bryson – KLCC 10/20
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