Polk Co. Sheriff's Office
Dallas man missing.... search focused in south Polk County - 06/20/15
On 06-19-15 part-time Dallas resident, 67 yoa Ronald Taylor, was reported as missing to the Dallas Police Department. Taylor was last seen by a relative in Dallas on 06-17-15 prior to heading to the Portland area where he had an important appointment scheduled for the following morning. Taylor did not make his appointment.
Shortly before 8:00 pm on 06-19-15, Taylor's car was located in south Polk County off Burbank RD, near the intersection with Gage RD. He was not with the vehicle. Due to the missed appointment and information that Taylor had recently been reported as being somewhat despondent, a search was initiated in the area.
Polk County Search and Rescue was activated and responded to the location. An initial evening search failed to locate Taylor. The following morning, 06-20-15, the search was continued. Polk County Search and Rescue, with assistance from a substantial number of Yamhill County Search and Rescue personnel, searched the wooded and brushy terrain near the vehicle. Search activity continued throughout the day and until light faded. Searchers continued to be unsuccessful in locating Taylor.
The search is scheduled to resume Sunday 06-21-15 in the early morning hours.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Taylor is encouraged to contact The Polk County Sheriff's Office, (503) 623-9251, or the Dallas Police Department, (503) 623-2338