The vehicle associated with a missing man from Kentucky was located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest today near Lone Butte approximately 31 miles north of Carson WA.
Austin Oldfield, 39 years of age, from Louisville Kentucky last had text message contact with his girlfriend on September 17th. Oldfield was set to spend two weeks in the southwest Washington camping. There has been no contact with Oldfield since the text message was sent on September 17th.
Family and friends have been in contact with the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office and had provided limited information regarding banking activity and messaging.
Early this morning the Sheriff’s Office received information that a Kentucky plated vehicle was observed on an old spur road near Lone Butte approximately 2 weeks ago. Based on the location provided, deputies checked the area and found the vehicle, an older black Saturn sedan, late this morning.
A hasty search of the area was conducted by deputies and there is no sign of Oldfield.
Search teams have been contacted and a more widespread search is planned for Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Oldfield should contact the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office at (509) 427-9490.
Dave Brown, Sheriff