Search for Missing Umatilla Man Suspended Sunday Night
UMATILLA, Wash. - Sunday night the Umatilla Sheriff's Office stopped looking for 85-year-old Deward Killion.
Killion was last seen Wednesday evening at the Target Meadows Campground. Crews from the Sheriff's Office report that the search was suspected after crews exhausted local search team resources and covered all the areas where Killion could have walked to.
It was also stated that weather conditions on Sunday hindered the search after there were reports of fog and rain.
It is believed that Killion is carrying a plastic container with a rid lid to put berries in and a folding knife. He was last seen wearing a white straw cowboy hat, Dicky's blue long sleeve shirt, dark blue pants, and hiking boots. He is described as a white male, five foot 11 inches, and 165 pounds.
Searchers report that they have covered 34 square miles using helicopters, all terrian vehicles, horses, dogs and walking teams.
Anyone with information on his disappearance is asked to call 541-966-3651.