UPDATE: Missing Ashland man found

Update: On Thursday, June 16, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office reported that Harold Marcum was found and is now with family members.


Original story: ASHLAND, Ore. —It’s been 8 days since an Ashland man went missing. We’re hearing from his family, as they plead for the community’s help.

26-year-old Harold Marcrum of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been missing since last Monday.  The sheriff’s office says he told his brother he was going for a walk on the Bear Creek Greenway, but never returned.

He’s described as 6 feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds, with blue eyes and blonde hair. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team utilized a ground team, mounted horseback, drone team, and even a fixed-winged aircraft, to search the Ashland portion of the greenway.

His family flew across the country to help with the search. His brother says he loves walking on the greenway and local trails around the area. He said nothing seemed out of the ordinary when they last spoke.

“He’s just a big character, a huge force in our lives and our lives have a massive void right now so we need to find him,” said his brother, William Marcrum.

“If anybody has seen Harold Marcrum, goes by Harry we really wanna get him home, Harry, if you’re listening, there are people out there looking for you, we’ve searched high and low,” says his dad, James Alex Marcrum II.

He says most of Harry’s belongings were left at his house. He even left his window open. His family believes he had the intention of coming back after his walk.

If you have any information you think might be helpful in this case, reach out to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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