Missing woman found
September 16, 2014
Megan Ryan, the 28 year old female who was reported missing on September 13th, was located this morning by private contractors off Road 19 near Cougar Reservoir. The contractors were working on a spur road off Road 19, also known as Aufderheide Drive.
The contractors heard about a missing female last seen in the area on the radio earlier in the day. When they saw a woman matching the description of the missing person, they contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Ms. Ryan was mildly hypothermic and hungry after having been out in the elements for two days. The contractors gave Ms. Ryan food and extra clothing to help keep her warm until she was able to be transported back to Eugene.
Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives led the missing person investigation and Lane County Search and Rescue headed up the ground search efforts. Search and Rescue had been actively searching for Ms. Ryan since she was reported missing. The Search and Rescue Explorer Scouts as well as Eugene Mountain Rescue teams were deployed to search the area, and were assisted by four 4WD vehicles used to canvass the area.
Ms. Ryan was transported back to Eugene this morning where she could be reunited with her family.
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