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Update: Man missing in Shady Cove found dead


Samuel McKown, who had been reported as missing, was found dead in his vehicle by authorities. The man’s vehicle had crashed on Highway 234.

His next of kin has been notified.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue fixed-wing aircraft spotted his vehicle while conducting a coordinated search effort with ground crews and K9. Medical Examiner detectives and Oregon State Police troopers are investigating the crash, the Sheriff’s Office said.

McKown had been last seen Dec. 1, in the Shady Cove area.