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Family offering $50,000 reward

Info sought on missing man's fate

BLUE RIVER: The search is still on for a man missing since November 3rd. According to the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Shane Sprenger, 47, was believed to be picking mushrooms near Blue River Reservoir when he disappeared. That morning, around 7:30 a.m., he told a family member he’d lost the keys to his truck and needed a ride home.

Cellphone pings indicated Sprenger had been in the Blue River Reservoir area, but his phone was turned off on November 4th. The next day family members found his abandoned truck. They say when was last seen he was wearing a camo jacket and dark work pants.

Starting on the day the was reported missing, the Sheriff’s Office began searching the areas where Sprenger was believed to be. Searchers included K-9 teams, deputies, and Search and Rescue volunteers. As the days went on, they widened their search pattern and covered a lot more ground.

Those efforts have focused on the areas off of U.S. Forest Service Road 15, including the Saddle Dam. They also searched extensively behind the former Lazy Days Mobile Home Park and a location generated early on by a phone ping.

His family is offering a $50,000 cash reward leading to the missing man’s successful location and physical recovery. Anyone with information on Sprenger’s whereabouts should contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 and reference case number 21-6268.


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