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91-Year-Old Missing Scio Man Found Dead in Thomas Creek

On Tuesday at 10:08 a.m., Getz' body was located by Oregon Air National Guard.


(SCIO, Ore. ) - Linn County Undersheriff Jim Yon says, the Linn County Sheriff's Office received a call of a missing 91-year-old man with dementia on June 30, at 11:26 p.m. from a residence in the 45000 block of Thomas Creek road outside of Scio.

Ashby "Al" Getz was last seen inside the residence reading a book earlier in the evening.

Linn County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and began searching for Getz. They searched the immediate area around the residence and nearby roads.

Linn County Search and Rescue was brought in to assist with the search. The Linn County Dive team responded to search Thomas Creek, which backs up to the property. Oregon Air National Guard sent a helicopter to assist with the search.

On Tuesday at 10:08 a.m., Getz' body was located by Oregon Air National Guard approximately 150 feet below the residence in the middle of Thomas Creek. The Linn County Dive Team removed Getz from the river.

The body was taken to Aasum Funeral Home.

Source: Linn County Sheriff

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