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Letter to the Editor

Still missing

The following is an update on our missing son/brother/uncle, Shane Sprenger from Vida, OR.

It was 1 year ago, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, that Shane Sprenger was last seen at his home in Vida. His truck was found a few days later off Mill Creek Road near Blue River Reservoir.

Shane was a local contractor who was working on a house in McKenzie Bridge on the morning of November 2nd. Around 10 am, with his tools plugged in at the job site, he went back to his home in Vida supposedly for lunch. He hasn’t been seen since and from there, the accounts of what happened are inconsistent at best. His disappearance is being regarded as under suspicion by law enforcement. He was the hardest worker we’ve ever known and there is no way he was not planning on returning to the job site. His case remains open and active and while there is not a lot of new information in the case, we are hopeful. A new investigator took over the case this summer and the case is being looked at with a fresh set of eyes, progress is being made by following up on any leads and re-reviewing the details.

We would like to ask the community for help. Please remain vigilant, and keep your eyes open for anything out of the ordinary, no matter how small, especially in the areas that his cell phone traveled on the night of and the morning after his disappearance, from Mill Creek Road near the Blue River Reservoir to the areas surrounding his old property near MP 43 off Hwy 126. His home at this location burned down in the Holiday Farm Fire, he was living just down the river on a new property where he had planned to build his new home.

Updates on the case can be followed on Facebook:

Missing in Blue River Oregon area: Find Shane Sprenger

If you see anything or know or heard about what happened to Shane, please contact the Lane County Sheriff's Office at 541-682-4150 and reference case number 21-6268.

With much gratitude,

Shane’s family (mother, sisters, nieces & nephews)


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