Search efforts ramp up for missing Eugene man

The search for Michael Bryson has grown to a 2,000-member Facebook group and a $10,000 reward for information that helps find him.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 7:03 PM

DORENA, Ore. -- Search efforts have grown to find 27-year-old Michael Bryson who went missing early Wednesday morning.

Bryson was camping at the Hobo Camp Campground with friends last week when he wandered away from the site Wednesday morning and that was the last time he was seen.

"At this point we have no good leads to follow up on," said Trent Magnuson, Bryson's uncle.

But still the search for Bryson continues.


"Friends, family, strangers, people we haven't heard from in 20 years all of a sudden show up -- we've had a lot of community members," said Magnuson.

The search is not isolated to just the campground and surrounding areas. Friends have deployed into cities all over western Oregon looking for any leads that could point them to where he might be.

His family said the longest they've ever gone without hearing from him is two days.

"It's very rare that five days in he would not have reached out to mom, dad, or sister," his uncle said.

The effort to find Bryson has grown beyond just those who knew him.

A facebook group with more than 2,000 members is dedicated to finding the young man.

The man's dad said Bryson doesn't know a stranger. He said his son was kind and friendly to everyone he met. He said he hopes that's the energy that brings him home.

A $10,000 reward is available for any information leading to his discovery, all which was donated to fuel efforts to find him.

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