Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Bernards, 34, was last seen at his Amity residence on the afternoon of September 4. On September 7, he was seen buying giftcards at an Albertsons in Washington.
On September 8, Bernardsí silver Dodge Neon was seen by construction crews on I-5 near milepost 164, just outside Cottage Grove. Workers noticed a man sleeping in the car. His car had ran out of gas.
That same day, the man spotted by construction crews was seen walking northbound away from his car. Bystanders said he was wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt, sunglasses and a baseball cap, and carrying a water bottle when he was last seen at milepost 170. He was reported missing by his roommate on September 15.
The sheriff's office Special Investigations Unit believes this disappearance to be suspicious in nature as family members have not seen or heard from Bernards since his initial disappearance.
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Yamhill County Sheriff's Office