Police look for Timber man after fire at his house
- Christian Gaston
- Forest Grove News-Times - News
Detectives tracked a cell phone signal to Portland while Willy Redman's house was burning
Police are looking for a 62-year-old Timber man whose house burned Saturday.
Theodor 'Willy' Redman didn't show up for work in Forest Grove on Monday and was reported as a missing person to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Sgt. Vance Stimler, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said Redman's neighbors said they hadn't seen the man since he left his Timber home Friday to go to work. His home burned Saturday, and one of his dogs perished in the blaze.
Stimler said people who know Redman said it wasn't like him to leave his dogs behind.
There was no evidence of a body in the fire, nor a sense that foul play was responsible for the fire or Redman's disappearance so far.
'The investigating deputy feels as though he may have had some sort of medical event and he's out there someplace,' Stimler said.
Redman uses an oxygen tank and lives alone.
Redman's last known whereabouts are murky, but police detected a ping from his cell phone near the intersection of 99th Avenue and Glisan Street in Northeast Portland Saturday.
Deputies were able to contact Redman's family, who lives out of state, but they didn't know his location. Hospitals in the Metro area don't have record of Redman in their care.
Redman drives a green or blue 2000 Dodge Stratus bearing the license plate number XYD669. He is 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has hazel eyes, gray hair and a full beard.
Anyone who's seen Redman can call the Washington County Sheriff's Office dispatch line at 503-629-0111.