Bosworth family returns to Portland to search for missing Cycle Oregon volunteer
- Jim Redden
- Portland Tribune - News
Co-workers set up Find Mark booth at Sunday Parkway event
The wife and daughters of missing Portlander Mark Bosworth returned from searching for him in Southern Oregon to hand out flyers at the Sunday Parkway event.
Bosworth, 54, disappeared on Friday, Sept. 16, while volunteering for the Cycle Oregon ride in Riddle. In the days before and the night of his disappearance, he appeared confused and not always sure just where he was, according to fiends and family members.
Mark's wife Julie and daughters Kelly and Claire helped search for him in and around Riddle for the past week. They came back to Portland on Sunday to appear at the Find Mark booth set up by his co-workers at Metro, the regional government. Relatives from New York have taken up the post in Southern Oregon.
The Sunday event is one of a series of popular street closures for bicyclists in different Portland neighborhoods. The Find Mark booth was scheduled to be open from noon until 5 p.m. on Northeast Ainsworth Street, between 24th and 25th avenues.
Online and social media efforts are also helping spread the word about Mark. Find Mark pages have been set up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FindMarkBosworth and on Twitter at @FindMarkB with posts using the hashtag #findmarkbosworth.
Information is also continually being updated at www.FindMark.org.
A $10,000 reward is being offered by Deckers Outdoor Corp., Julie Bosworth's employer, for information directly resulting in locating Mark.
Anyone who contacts Mark is asked to immediately call their local authorities. If they believe they may have seen Mark since his disappearance, they should call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 541-957-2099. Refer to Douglas County Sheriff's Office Case No. 11-3534.