John Hicks has been Missing since Sept. 7.
At age 47, John left with only his cell phone. It's what he didn't take with him that raises concern.
His trailer, possesions, and beloved dog, Bear, were left behind.
That's why everyone from the Oakridge Police Chief to Hicks' sister says something isn't right.
"That's how I knew," said Debra Brunken. "When I talked to the landlord and I said, the dog's gone? And he said, no he's here. And I said oh God, I'll be up as fast as I can come."
So Brunken came to Oakridge, where Hicks has lived for the past two years. The part time handyman has the mentality of a 12-year-old, according to Brunken. He's a creature of habit, who calls her every day. Read More:
Oakridge man missing for more than a week
UPDATE ~ and~ TIMELINE
Posted on:Sep 13, 2008 at 8:36 PM PDT
Channel: Local News
Location: oakridge, oregon
This afternoon our family filed a missing persons report on John, To our shock it is only agreeing to claim his body or indentify his remains if found. Nothing to do with finding him.
MORE ON MISSING MAN! (extra photos here)
A missing persons report was filed with the Oakridge Police Department on Saturday September 13th. His family says that in his entire life, he has never disappeared for a long period of time nor would he ever leave his dog Bear.
Any information about John Hicks' whereabouts should be called in to the Oakridge Police Dept 1-541-782-4232 or Joshua 1-541-954-0856.
Help Find Oakridge Man Missing For Three Weeks
Posted on: Sep 21, 2008 at 2:33 PM PDT
Channel: Local News
Location: Oakridge Oregon
John is known and loved in the Oakridge area by many. Has previously resided in Springfield and the Junction city area over his lifetime. As seen on KVAL News Sept 15th, 2008 his family and friends are very concerned. Missing Man Oakridge Oregon area Family
Authorities search for missing Ore. man
Sep 22, 2008 4:34 PM
Last Update: 9/22 2:08 pm
John Wesley Hicks, who also goes by "Pete" and "Pee-Wee," was last seen on Sept. 7. A report was filed with Oakridge police on Sept. 13.
Authorities search for missing Oakridge man
By Mark Baker
Published: September 25, 2008
John Wesley Hicks, who is also known as “Pee Wee” or “Pete,” dropped off his dog Bear at a friend’s home, as he did on most days, his nephew said. It was then a routine for him to walk through Osprey Park on his way to do general labor, landscaping or fence work for his landlord.
Hicks is 5-foot-8 with closely cropped blond hair and blue eyes. He has the mental capabilities of a 12- to 14-year-old, according to a press release.
Police seek help in finding missing man