Mark Joseph Hardin
North American Missing Persons Network
Mark Joseph Hardin

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 5, 2011 from Sweet Home, Oregon
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: N/A
  • Age: 49
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Gray
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Tattoo left shoulder of eagle.
    Wears prescription glasses.
  • Clothing: Blue jeans, white t-shirt, New Balance tennis shoes.

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mark Joseph Hardin, 49, was reported missing by his wife at about 2 p.m. on Saturday. She said he had not been seen since Friday. Hardin is known to hike in the Upper Calapooia area. Deputies found his vehicle, a Chevy Lumina, at 3:16 p.m. Saturday near the 100 line gate on the Upper Calapooia Road. Linn County deputies checked the area on foot and with ATVs but did not locate Hardin. On Sunday, additional deputies and members of the Linn County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team joined the search effort until about 11 p.m. The search continued Monday with deputies, 15 members of Search and Rescue and four Linn County Sheriff's Mounted Posse members on horseback. They searched until about 10:30 Monday night. The search resumed Tuesday morning with four deputies, 24 members of Search and Rescue and a K-9 tracking unit from Benton County. A lighter and water bottle have been found alongside the road, not far from the vehicle, and are believed to belong to Hardin. The keys and his cellular telephone were in the vehicle. Computer crimes detectives have Hardin's laptop and cell phone and, with his wife's permission, and are looking for possible clues as to Hardin's whereabouts

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Linn County Sheriff's Office
    Investigator Tim Mueller
    (541) 967-3950

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