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Bosworth Update - Calls to Tip Line from 'all over'Salem-News.com
Tips coming in from “all over” to help find Mark Bosworth, while push for national attention continues
(PORTLAND, Ore.) - he Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says it is receiving calls into its tip line about Mark Bosworth from “all over.” Calls have come in from throughout Oregon, Washington, California and as far away as Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Mark went missing on the night of September 16 in Riddle, Oregon while volunteering with Cycle Oregon. He had been disoriented in the weeks before, and the night of, his disappearance. A medical condition related to previous cancers he’s battled is likely to blame for his confusion.
Word is spreading about Mark. Since local coverage has escalated in the past five days, the blog set up and operated by the sheriff’s office for its releases has had more than 40,000 hits. At www.FindMark.org, we have received more than 47,300 hits since Saturday morning. Despite that, the need remains to get more attention, national attention to bring Mark home.
The possible sightings (all unsubstantiated at this time) have been reported after the fact, not while the person was still in the location. Continuing to increase awareness and push for national attention will make a difference, so when Mark is spotted people will immediately know it is him and call 911. Anyone with a possible previous siting of Mark is asked to call the tip line: 541-957-2099. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information that leads us to Mark.
Julie Bosworth, Mark’s wife is reaching out to her friends and business contacts. Quoting an email she sent out today, “Thank you, friend. I feel the love and prayers. I feel like I am in an alternative universe where things don't make sense, but love and caring still do.
“My dear daughters never stray far from my side and the three of us came home to Portland Sunday after 9 days in Riddle and Roseburg. My hope now is that Mark is either already in an ER someplace and not yet identified (but soon will be!), or else he is traveling/hitchihiking somehow and not even letting on how confused he is, perhaps heading for one of our homes in NY 20 years ago, being his usual charming self to strangers along the way. And one of them will recognize him.” (see end of email for additional quotes)
A bike ride for Mark Bosworth will take place on Saturday, October 1 at 10 a.m. beginning and ending at Peninsula Park (NOTE: the previously released route is changing due to some construction). The public is encouraged to come out. The ride will be a ten-mile loop. People are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for after the ride.
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