Robertson Chad Winters
Winters, approximately 2008
Date and time person was reported missing : 05/21/2008
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 11/29/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 22 years old
Height / Weight : 5'8 - 5'10, 140 - 150 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored shirt and black bib overalls.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Dark brown hair, hazel eyes. Winters had shoulder-length dreadlocks at the time of his disappearance. He has tattoos on both hands and on his chest.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Winters was last seen in Coburg, Oregon on May 21, 2008. He and two friends decided to raft the Willamette River from Eugene to Portland, Oregon. At 8:00 p.m., while they were passing through Coburg, their rafts overturned and all three men were thrown into the water, which was about 48 degrees at the time.
One of Winters's companions swam to the riverbank and the other was rescued, but Winters, who wasn't wearing a life jacket, sank in the water and vanished. His body has never been found, but he is presumed drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Lane County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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