Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Delmar was last seen at approximately 11:00 a.m. at a gas station in the vicinity of I-5 and Harrison in Centralia, WA.
Sample, of Onalaska, Washington was reported missing by co-workers from his place of employment in the city of Chehalis, Washington, after failing to report to work for the second day in a row.
Sample’s red and white 1992 Ford Ranger 10 pickup was found parked in a roadside pullout on South Shore Road near Lake Quinault in Western Jefferson County. Food and a sleeping bag were found inside. Delmar may have a 24" red Mt. Fury Roadmaster mountain bike in his possession. The truck had no information found inside to help determine the Mr. Sample’s whereabouts. There was also nothing inside the truck to indicate suspicious circumstances.
According to Sample’s co-workers who know him well, not reporting to work, or maintaining contact with family members is out of character for him. Sample had told co-workers that he was planning a short trip to Tillamook Oregon, but when his vehicle turned up the co-workers told investigators that Sample was known for changing his plans at a moments notice.
Sample is known by co-workers to be very dependable and had been overheard recently making future plans of doing work around his home. So, there was no indication that he had any desire to simply disappear.
A search and rescue effort was launched by the Jefferson County Sheriff that included over 35 searchers and two search dogs. By the end of the day however, the search had covered more than 5 square miles without uncovering any additional information as to where Sample might have gone.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lewis County Sheriff's Office
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office