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Douglas County man who went missing while hunting found safe

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Robert Stern

UPDATE: Robert Anthony Stern was found safe Thursday afternoon, the Douglas County Sheriff's office said. Deputies thanked the public for their assistance and awareness around the case.

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing person that allegedly left to go turkey hunting on Tuesday and hasn’t been heard from since.

According to the DCSO, Robert “Bob” Anthony Stern, 71, of Milwaukie, told his associates he was going turkey hunting in the Umpqua Unit at about 10:30 a.m. on May 23. He hasn’t been heard from since. Deputies said Stern’s cell phone is either powered off or out of service range. They also saw a picture of his vehicle taken in Myrtle Creek at about 2:50 p.m. on May 23.

Stern is described as standing 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He is believed to have been wearing camouflage clothing and dark boots. Anyone with information about Stern’s whereabouts is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-440-4471 and reference case number 23-1916.

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