Update: Shelden’s BNSF Railway co-workers are searching for him Saturday and are seeking help from the public. Contact Jesse Rossmeier at 253-886-4145 to join the search.
Seattle railroad engineer Cameron Shelden went missing Sunday, Sept. 1, after visiting a friend in Rose Lodge.
April Shelden said her 37-year-old husband left a residence in Rose Lodge and might be in the woods north of N. Widow Creek Road in the Otis area.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was activated Monday and performed several search operations over multiple days; utilizing ground search volunteers, specially trained K-9s and unmanned aerial systems.
The family is spreading word of his disappearance with flyers and on social media, spearheaded by his wife, who is in Lincoln City to coordinate search efforts.
“It’s out of character for Cameron to be out of contact for so long,” she said. “I hope he’s OK.”
According to Mrs. Shelden, search and rescue has been looking for her husband in the woods north of his last reported location. She said he is “semi-outdoorsy” and has some experience camping and hiking.
“He’s not hardcore, like go play survival or anything, but he has been camping and hiking,” she said.
Shelden has no vehicle and left the house near N Widow Creek Road without his wallet, keys or cell phone.
“He’s completely on foot and has nothing with him except for his work bag,” she said.
Shelden has blue eyes, blonde thinning hair, is 6-foot-4 and weighs 215 pounds. He might have his railroad work duffel bag with him.
Anyone with information pertaining to Shelden’s whereabouts are encouraged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (541) 265-0669 or Lincoln County Sheriff at 541-265-0777.