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Searchers looking for missing man in southwestern Oregon

January 17, 2018

PORT ORFORD, Ore. (AP) — Curry County Sheriff John Ward says searchers are looking for a Port Orford man who has been missing since last week.

Ward says the mother of 34-year-old Tyler Batch reported the disappearance Saturday. She told investigators that Batch had borrowed her car four days earlier and never returned.

The sheriff says the car was found later in the weekend on a Forest Service road more than 30 miles east of Port Orford.

Searchers on ATVs checked surrounding roadways and spur roads but found no sign of Batch.

Ward says the search area expanded Tuesday and the effort continued Wednesday.

Those with information about Batch’s whereabouts are asked to call the Curry County Sheriff’s Office.

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