SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A recent study ranked Oregon as the third highest state for open missing persons cases, and Sgt. Dave Lewis of Springfield police says he's not surprised.
Lewis said he attributes this to the mental health crisis in Springfield and homelessness.
The study compares the total number of missing persons per capita.
The data comes from Namus, a online national database for missing persons operated in part with the United States Department of Justice.
According to Namus there are 438 missing persons in Oregon right now, 58 of those from Lane County.
Oregon ranks third behind Alaska and Arizona.
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