PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The vehicle of a 19-year-old from Oklahoma, presumed missing in southern Harney County after getting lost on his way to Lakeview, was found near the Steens Mountain on Monday.
In mid-March, Dustin Rollin Self left Oklahoma after he broke up with his girlfriend and headed to Oregon to join The Church of the Holy Light of the Queen in the Klamath Falls-Ashland area, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office said in a release.
The teen called his father, Victor Self, in Oklahoma City on March 16 and said his GPS guided him to the Fields-Denio Road in Harney County and he was lost. The father called the sheriff’s department and asked them to look.
Authorities found he had been given directions to Lakeview by a customer at the Fields Store, but he was not found there.
His family filed a missing persons report at that time.
His car was found about two miles west of the Fields Denio Road and slid off the roadway in what officials described as very rough wilderness.
Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup said Thursday that the winds on Steen Mountain were too strong to fly safely, and they hoped for a break in the weather that would let them fly Saturday.