Authorities searching for missing person in Umatilla County

UMATILLA COUNTY, Wash. - Umatilla County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a Portland man who went missing about on Interstate 84 about 30 miles east of Pendleton.

Jeffrey Ryan Kelsay, 30, was last seen Tuesday near milepost 235 at about 3:30 p.m. while driving eastbound toward Baker City.

He spoke to his father on the phone at about 4:30 p.m. to say he ran out of gas and was walking along the interstate back toward Pendleton.  

Kelsay stands 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 175 pounds and has black hair with hazel eyes. 

Search & Rescue crews are currently searching for him as of Thursday morning.

“It is unknown if Mr. Kelsay made it into either Pendleton or LaGrande at this point, so we are asking law enforcement to be on the lookout,” said Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowin. 

If you find him, call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-966-3651.  


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