▶️ Missing Bend man found near Pilot Butte



The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office announced at 8:34 a.m. that Robert “Bob” Fravel had been found at about 1:50 a.m. near Pilot Butte, in Bend. Fravel was described as being in good health and spirits considering the length of time he was outdoors.


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is asking anyone between the south end of Redmond to the north end of Bend to check their property and any surveillance cameras for signs of a man who has been missing since late Wednesday morning. 

DCSO is trying to find Robert “Bob” Alan Fravel, a 75-year-old white male last seen in near his home in the area of Hunnell Road at 11:30 a.m Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says he has Alzheimer’s.

He is believed to be wearing blue jeans, hiking shoes, a long-sleeve shirt, and an unknown color baseball hat. Bob is 6 feet tall, thin to medium build with grey and white hair and clean-shaven.

Robert “Bob” Fravel
Robert “Bob” Fravel

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DCSO said Fravel knows his name and has a friendly demeanor.

Search and Rescue volunteers and deputies have been searching for Bob throughout the Tumalo and North Bend vicinity.

Contact Deschutes County 911 if you have any information about Fravel’s whereabouts or have seen him. 541-693-6911 is the non-emergency dispatch number.



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