Search still on for missing man
Last location was near BR Reservoir
November 11, 2021 | View PDF
BLUE RIVER: The Lane County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Shane Eldor Sprenger. The 47-year-old Springfield man was last believed to have been in the area of the Blue River Reservoir area, possibly picking mushrooms.
Family members say they had been able to talk with with Sprenger until approximately 7:30 a.m. last Wednesday, November 3rd. At that time, he said he'd lost his keys to his truck and needed a ride home.
Sprenger's truck was located by family on November 5th, but he was nowhere to be found. Cell phone location information placed Sprenger in the area of Blue River Reservoir, but the phone had been turned off last Thursday. He was last seen wearing a camo jacket and dark colored work pants.
The Sheriff's Office has been utilizing volunteer Ground Search & Rescue K9 teams to search for the missing man. However, police say Sprenger may also have left the area. The Sheriff's Office is not requesting any additional assistance searching the area as the presence of untrained searchers can hamper official search efforts.
Anyone with information on Sprenger's whereabouts is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff's Office at (541) 682-4150. Reference case number 21-6268.