Sumpter Woman Reported Missing Located Near Pole Creek

BAKER CITY – (Press Release from Baker County Sheriff’s Office)On May 23, 2023, Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of an adult female with a dog walking around a campground near Pole Creek causing a disturbance. It was reported that the subject made some concerning statements and was harassing campers.

Deputy Rosin responded to the area in an attempt to locate the subject. After a brief search, a vehicle belonging to the subject, identified as Lynn E. Johnson (63 yoa of Sumpter), was located near the campground. Deputy Rosin was unable to locate Johnson, but friends and family members confirmed that she takes daily walks in that area and returns home in the evening. 

On May 24th, Dispatch received a report that Johnson had not returned home the previous day. The Baker County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team was activated. SAR members and deputies deployed to the Cracker Creek area in an attempt to locate Johnson. Ground crews searched the area with ATVs and a side-by-side. At approximately 2:30 p.m., a deputy was flagged down by a bystander who relayed that he saw the subject at the top of Pole Creek. SAR members responded to that area and located Johnson and her canine companion. Both were in good condition. Johnson was transported to the hospital to be medically evaluated. Baker County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Baker County Search and Rescue and the Sumpter ATV Club.