Plumas County sheriff continues search for missing man

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PORTOLA, Calif. (KOLO) - The Plumas County Sheriff's Office in California has found new leads in its search for a man reported missing.

Sunday, September 17, 2018, PCSO received a missing person report for 58-year-old Philip “Garr” Ohle of Portola. Ohle was last reported seen Thursday, September 6 in the late afternoon leaving his home at 679 North Gulling Street in Portola. He was driving a silver 2011 Subaru Outback wagon with CA license plate # 7UKB137.

October 6, a hunter found the Outback in a heavily-wooded area west of Lake Davis. A deputy responded, saying it was obvious the vehicle had been there for "quite some time." Plumas County Search and Rescue searched the area without finding any further sign of him. A search of the area continues with personnel and dogs.

A search of Ohle’s unlocked car revealed his wallet and cell phone and the ignition left in the on position. But there were no signs of foul play and nothing suspicious, according to PCSO, which nonetheless describes the circumstance surrounding Ohle’s disappearance as "odd."

Investigators say Ohle is white, six feet tall and 220 pounds with short gray hair, blue eyes and a large gray beard. He was last reported seen wearing blue jeans and a green or maroon button-up shirt. They say he has no known medical issues and there has been no cell phone activity on his phone since he left.

Ohle’s family made the missing person report after family and co-workers became concerned with Ohle not being at work or at home for several days.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 283-6300, or local law enforcement.