Man still missing near Twin Lakes, personal items and camp found
Written by Patrick Schneider on May 17, 2021
UPDATE 05/17/2021 1:30 PM
IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – The search efforts for Harry Burleigh who was reported missing on Friday, May 7, 2021, are continuing today after finding what are believed to be some of Burleigh’s personal items and a makeshift shelter near Calf Creek.
69 year-old Burleigh failed to return from a fishing trip and was reported as missing by his wife. On Saturday, May 8, 2021, a deputy located Burleigh’s vehicle at the Twin Lakes Trailhead. Burleigh had filled out a form and left it at the trailhead indicating he was entering the Twin Lakes area on Thursday, May 6, 2021 and intended to be out that evening.
Searchers have been scouring the area for any signs of Burleigh and had come up empty handed until yesterday, Sunday May 16, 2021. Searchers located a makeshift shelter and a tackle box belonging to Burleigh in the Calf Creek area; however the man is still missing.
The efforts continue today in hopes of finding additional clues. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been utilizing search teams and resources from multiple counties as well as partner agencies.
IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is continuing search efforts in the Twin Lakes area for a missing Roseburg man.
69 year-old Harry Burleigh was reported missing at 10:15 pm on Friday, May 7, 2021 after he failed to return home from a camping trip in the Toketee area. Burleigh was originally due to arrive home on Thursday, May 6, 2021, but failed to do so.
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue was dispatched to begin searching for Burleigh. On the morning of Saturday, May 8, 2021, Burleigh’s vehicle was located at the lower trailhead to Forest Service trail 1500, which leads into Twin Lakes. Burleigh, a fisherman, is believed to have attempted to walk into the lakes to fish before going home.
Search efforts continue today, Sunday, May 9, 2021, with additional search and rescue resources from other counties assisting.
Burleigh is described as a white male adult, 6’2” tall, weighing at 175lbs with dark brown graying hair and blue eyes. His clothing description is unknown, but he may be carrying a day pack and collapsible fishing pole.
Anyone who believes they may have information which may assist in the search is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 440-4471 referencing case number 21-2033.