John Early

Mushroom hunter goes missing outside of Ashland

John Early

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Local search and rescue crews are looking for a missing mushroom hunter.

65-year-old Ashland resident John Early was last seen late Sunday afternoon near mile marker 26 of Highway 66.

He and a friend were camping and got separated while hunting for mushrooms.

Early is described as a 6’2” white man with red hair and blue eyes, weighing about 200 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a “long john” type shirt with a hoodie, jeans, and hiking boots.

Early doesn’t have a car and doesn’t drive.

The police ask if anyone has seen him, or maybe given him a ride, to please call ECSO dispatch at 541-776-7206.

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