Stephen Douglas Litsey

Above: Litsey, circa 2011


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 29, 2011 from Diamond Lake, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. White hair, hazel eyes. Litsey wears eyeglasses.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A camouflage-print shirt and pants. Carrying a Savage 270 hunting rifle.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Litsey was last seen in Diamond Lake, Oregon on October 29, 2011. He was on a deer hunting trip when he and his partner walked into the Twin Lakes area and separated at 7:30 a.m., agreeing to meet up later that day. Litsey never arrived for their meeting and has never been heard from again. His partner reported him missing the next day. He left his cellular phone and GPS device in his camper. An extensive search of the area turned up no sign of Litsey or the rifle he was carrying. Search efforts were hampered by inclement weather; there was a snowstorm in the area a few days after her disappeared. His case remains unsolved. His wife had him declared legally dead in 2013.


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


    Source Information
    The Southern Illinoisan
    Douglas County Sheriff's Office
    The Belleville News-Democrat


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 27, 2017; casefile added.

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