Brian Christopher Jones
Jones, approximately 2011
Date and time person was reported missing : 09/24/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 37 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 190 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair. Jones's right eye is brown and his left eye is blue. He has a mustache and goatee, a tattoo on his back, a tattoo on his right arm, a tattoo of a sun on his right shoulder, a scar on his upper left arm and a scar on his right arm.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jones was last seen in Eugene, Oregon on September 24, 2011. He was climbing a mountain in the Three Sisters Wilderness area when his friend and climbing mate saw him fall off the west side of the North Sister Mountain. He rolled down a gravel slope, then off a sheer, 500-foot cliff.
The Oregon Air National Guard searched in a helicopter and they thought they saw Jones's body, but they were unable to retrieve it due to high winds and inclement weather. The search was suspended by the end of the month.
Jones graduated Springfield High School in 1992. At the time of his disappearance he was studying business at the University of Oregon and planned to graduate in 2012. He has three children and planned to marry his girlfriend. He is presumed to have perished.
Other information and links : ncy
Lane County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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