Missing Man Search Ends

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Update Post on Monday, Feb. 17

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, a missing Vernonia man has been found deceased.

At approximately 1 p.m. on February 15, a citizen located a vehicle that they believed belonged to Curt Golson in the Vernonia area. Deputies arrived in the area and were able to locate Golson, who was deceased. No other details have been released by the sheriff's office and the incident is still under investigation.

"Our condolences go out to the Golson family and we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time," according to the sheriff's office Facebook post.

Previous Chief coverage posted on Feb. 13

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has launched a search for a missing Vernonia man.

Deputies were told that Curt Golson had left his house in a black 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with Oregon license plate 006 DEH. The truck had a black and white camper on it.

According to investigators, Golson has not contacted anyone since January 25. CCSO Deputies and search and rescue crews have been searching the Apiary Road area in an effort to locate Golson and his truck.

Authorities are asking anyone who might have any information, or contacts with Golson, to call the Columbia County Sheriff's Office at 503-397-1521.


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