Location: Davis Lake area, La Pine, Oregon
BY: Lieutenant Chad Davis, DCSO Detective Division
Missing person: Humbard, Gary Lynn 61 year old male (Photo attached)
La Pine, Oregon
9/25/17Updated Press Release9/25/17
On 09/23/17, 10 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers and one DCSO Deputy continued the search for Gary Humbard in the area surrounding where his vehicle was located near Davis Lake. Included in this search team, were multiple K9 teams and an Unmanned Aerial System (drone) team. The Crook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit also assisted with multiple K9 teams. Humbard was not located. There are no leads at this time as to which direction Humbard may have left from his vehicle. Searchers worked most of the day, searching through open areas with tall grass as well as densely forested areas with significant dead and down timber.
This case remains an open missing person investigation and future searches will occur as ground conditions and resources permit. Our thoughts are with Mr. Humbard's family.
The Sheriff's Office asks anyone who has information regarding this case to contact us through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.
9/18/17 Updated Press Release9/18/17
On 9/16/17, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office received a report from a group of hunters in the area of Davis Lake, who had located Gary Humbard's 1999 Ford Explorer at a nearby trailhead. Davis Lake straddles the border between Deschutes and Klamath County in the Deschutes National Forest.
Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit responded to the area, along with law enforcement officers from the Oregon State Police and the U.S. Forest Service, and began a search of the vehicle and the area.
One of the hunters reported seeing a single male, later confirmed to be Humbard, exit the vehicle with a backpack on 9/2/17, when they were in this same area hunting on a previous trip to the Davis Lake area. When they returned on 9/16/17, they believed the circumstances surrounding this vehicle were suspicious, so they called dispatch to notify law enforcement. Based upon this information, it is believed Gary Humbard drove to this area in his vehicle on 09/02/17 and left on foot to an unknown destination.
A search of the area around Davis Lake has been conducted both on foot and on ATV's, however no sign of Humbard, his route or destination has been located. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit will be conducting further searches of the Davis Lake area and surrounding trails for Gary Humbard.
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would request anyone with information on any sightings or contacts the public may have had with Gary Humbard on 9/2/17, or after in the area of Davis Lake, to contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-693-6911. Please refer to the attached photos of Gary Humbard and a photo of his vehicle.
Further information will be released as information is developed.
End of Update
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a missing person's case involving 61 year old Gary Lynn Humbard of La Pine. Humbard was reported missing on 9/10/17, after not returning phone calls from family members.
A subsequent search of his residence determined both Gary Humbard and his vehicle were both missing. Deputies conducted a search of the surrounding neighborhoods, however neither Humbard nor his vehicle were located.
Humbard suffers from some medical issues that may hinder his ability to drive or walk for very long periods of time. Thus far attempts to ping Humbard's cell phone have been unsuccessful.
Humbard is described as a white male, 5' 10" tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. It is unknown what he is currently wearing.
Humbard is believed to be driving a maroon 1999 Ford Explorer bearing Oregon license plate WZX 682.
Humbard is known to frequent the Eugene area, but there is no specific location known to the Sheriff's Office where he may be going.
The Sheriff's Office is asking the public to view the attached photos of Humbard and a photo similar to his vehicle.
Based upon the investigation, it is believed Humbard may be a danger to himself, therefore the public is asked to contact 911, if he is seen or his whereabouts are known.Attached Media Files: Gary Humbard photo