Max Eugene McIntosh

McIntosh, circa 2013

  • Missing Since 03/22/2013
  • Missing From Medford, Oregon
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Male
  • Race White
  • Date of Birth 05/19/1937 (82)
  • Age 75 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'10, 198 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian male. Gray hair, hazel eyes. McIntosh wears eyeglasses.

Details of Disappearance

McIntosh was last seen in Medford, Oregon on March 22, 2013. He apparently left his residence that day. Some reports are that he was going to Missouri to visit a cousin, but he told a friend he was going to drive to Georgia to meet a woman he knew online.

At 2:00 p.m. that same day, McIntosh's white Ford Explorer with the Oregon license plate number 228GCM was found pulled off to the side of the road in the Shasta Lake, California area. It was out of gas and there was nothing packed inside. McIntosh has never been heard from again. Since his disappearance his cellular phone and credit card haven't been used, and he left groceries sitting out at home.

In the years before he went missing, McIntosh developed a relationship with a person who lived outside the U.S., someone he referred to as his girlfriend. Over the course of two or three years, he sent this individual over $500,000, clearing out his pension and savings. Law enforcement warned him he might be being scammed, but McIntosh continued to send money. He later said he felt threatened.

McIntosh worked as a doctor in White City, Oregon for 39 years. He was the director of the Veterans Affairs' Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic until to his retirement in 2012. His behavior prior to his disappearance had been changing and it's possible his mental capacity was diminished.

He may have been carrying a .22 caliber handgun at the time of his disappearance, and suicide is considered a possibility in his case. His case remains unsolved.

Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 22, 2019; casefile added.