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OSU Student Victim of Fatal Crash, One Student Still Missing

The two students were last seen on Hwy 138E West of Diamond Lake

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(ROSEBURG) - The body of a missing Oregon State Student was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the North Umpqua River. She was one of two OSU students who were the focus of an intensive search after they were reported missing Monday.

20-year old Quinn Do Truong, from Tigard was found inside the vehicle when it was recovered from the river.

The other missing student, 22-year old Jeffrey Bernard Schmidt, from Medford, has still not been located. The Oregon State Police and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office concluded Tuesday’s search efforts with the recovery of the 1997 Jeep Wrangler.

The two were last known to be eastbound on Highway 138E about 32 miles west of Diamond Lake.

According to Corvallis Police, missing person reports were taken Monday on the two students after they failed to return from a sorority/fraternity function held at Diamond Lake Lodge over the weekend.

Corvallis Police notified OSP and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office with a description of the vehicle, and the area was checked throughout the evening. During the early hours of Tuesday, November 21st, A DCSO deputy found skidmarks near milepost 48, and broken branches indicating a vehicle may have gone off the highway and down a step embankment into the North Umpqua River.

Search and Rescue personnel were brought in, and resources to begin an in-depth search along the riverbank and in the fast-flowing river, resulting in the location of the Jeep Wrangler.

The search continues for the other missing OSU student.

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Anonymous December 14, 2006 6:14 pm (Pacific time)

either way... he's still alive in many momories including mine

Anonymous November 30, 2006 12:47 am (Pacific time)

anybody think Jeffrey Schmidt still alive ???

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