Edward Chester Nye

Left: Edward circa, 1978

Right: Age Progressed to age 48


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: June 22, 1978

Missing From: Prospect, Jackson County, Oregon

Classification: Endangered Missing

Date Of Birth: July 12, 1963

Age: 14 years old

Height and Weight: 5’3″ and 120 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: White Male, Blonde hair, Blonde hair, Blue eyes

Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow shirt, brown jeans, and sneakers

NCMEC Number: 756709


Details of Disappearance

Edward was last seen in Prospect, Oregon on June 22nd 1978. He was camping with his church group in the Sky Lakes area near the middle fork of the Rogue River outside Butte Falls. He told his brother that he planned to do downstream to fish by himself. He was never seen again.

A search of the area took place but no indications of his whereabouts were found. His case remains unsolved. Investigators believe it’s possible he became lost and succumbed to the wilderness.


Investigating Agency

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office 541-774-6800


Source Information

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

The Charley Project

The Doe Network

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