Shaun Clifford Laughlin

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Above: Laughlin, circa 2015

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 12, 2015 from Sutherlin, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'11 - 6'0, 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, hazel eyes.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Laughlin was last seen in Sutherlin, Oregon on April 12, 2015. He was navigating the Main Umpqua River in a fifteen-foot canoe with a friend, Daniel Kissinger, when the canoe capsized in the Crow Rapids area and threw both men into the water. Neither of them were wearing life jackets, but life jackets were available inside the canoe. Laughlin held onto the canoe and tried to pull Kissinger on board, but Kissinger was unable to reach the boat and swam to shore instead. When he reached shore he looked back for Laughlin and couldn't find him. Searchers subsequently located the men's canoe and tackle box, as well as one life jacket, but there was no sign of Laughlin. He is presumed drowned.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Douglas County Sheriff's Office
    541-440-4458

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    KPIC 4
    Douglas County Sheriff's Office

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    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 27, 2017; casefile added.

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