Corwin Charles Osborn

Above: Osborn, circa 2001


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 17, 2001 from Devils Lake Trailhead, Oregon
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Weight: 5'11, 165 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Black hair, blue eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: Black clothing.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Osborn dropped off at the Devils Lake Trailhead by his father at 6:00 a.m. on June 17, 2002. Osborn is an experienced and athletic outdoorsman and planned to climb at least one and perhaps all of the Three Sisters mountains, a hiking distance of about forty miles. He was seen near the summit of the Second Sister, half an hour after his father dropped him off. Osborn was supposed to meet his father at Lava Camp Lake Trailhead at 9:00 p.m., but never arrived and has never been heard from again. His father reported him missing that same evening.

    At the time of his disappearance Corwin was carrying a heavy-duty reflective space blanket and about one day's supply of food and water. An extensive search of the Three Sisters mountains turned up no sign of him. In the days following Osborn's disappearance, temperatures in the area dropped below freezing. His case remains unsolved. He is originally from Bellevue, Washington.


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


    Source Information
    Traditional Mountaineering


    Updated 1 time since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 17, 2005.

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