Oregon State Police found evidence at the Weatherby Rest Area in Baker County this morning suggesting a missing Utah man was there recently and that he is traveling west on Interstate 84.
Larry W. Hutcherson, 35, of West Jordan, Utah, was reported missing Wednesday by his mother. The man has mental health issues and could be a danger to himself and to others, according to a press release.
When his mother spoke to Hutcherson by phone Tuesday night, he did not know where he was.
This morning about 7:36 a.m., an OSP trooper and Baker County Sheriff's deputy went to the Weatherby Rest Area, about 27 miles southeast of Baker City, after an employee found personal property in the trash there. Police confirmed the property belonged to Hutcherson.
He is believed to be driving a green 2000 Ford Windstar van displaying Utah license Y420VF.
Hutcherson is a white male, 5-foot-10, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is also described as having a dark complexion.
Anyone seeing Hutcherson or his vehicle in Oregon is asked to call Oregon State Police (OSP) Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or 9-1-1.