Donald Wayne Fry
Fry, approximately 2005
Date reported missing : 01/24/2005
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 10/02/1965 (55)
Age at the time of disappearance: 39 years old
Height / Weight : 5'10, 185 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : An orange- or rust-colored hooded jacket with bleach stains, black jeans and black high-top sneakers.
Medical conditions : Fry has an unspecified medical condition.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Fry was last seen at approximately 9:00 p.m. on January 24, 2005 at Lookout Point Dam twenty-two miles southeast of Eugene, Oregon on Oregon 58 in Lowell, Oregon.
He and a cousin had driven to the dam and Fry climbed a security fence to get to the top of the dam. He has never been heard from again. His cousin called for him for thirty minutes before giving up and going home. He was reported missing the next day.
Searchers later found cigarette butts and empty beer cans along the edge of the dam. It is believed that Fry fell or jumped from the dam into the reservoir, but searches in the water have turned up no signs of him. His case remains unsolved.
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