Weekend rumor false; SH man still missing

Mike Hardin would like to quell rumors around town Sunday that his missing brother, Mark Hardin, has been located.

Mark Hardin, 49, was reported missing on Aug. 7. Linn County deputies located his car in the Upper Calapooia area near Holley and searched around the 90 and 100 lines. They discontinued the major search effort on Aug. 14.

Mike Hardin, who lives in Indiana, has been in the area, and he went to town Sunday morning to buy water, and he stopped for breakfast with Mark’s wife, Angie.

“Mark and I look a lot alike,” Mike said. “Everybody’s saying he’s been found. I’ve had a couple of phone calls already.”

Mike wanted to stress that Mark is still missing.

Linn County Sheriff’s Office personnel took him to the area where Mark went missing on Saturday, he said. They looked around.

Unfortunately, he said, there haven’t been any new clues.

Anyone with information about Mark Hardin’s whereabouts should contact LCSO at (541) 967-3911.