February 28 update:
Drew Langton of Pendleton is no longer missing.
Police Chief Stuart Roberts said the U.S. border patrol Wednesday in Texas stopped Langton, and he was alone and appeared in good health. Why Langton left Monday from Pendleton remains a mystery.
“He didn’t want to talk to anyone,” Roberts said.
Langton was adamant on that, the chief said, and would not talk to his family and refused to answer questions from Pendleton police.
Langton, 29, has been a page designer for the East Oregonian since June 2013. He returned Saturday to Pendleton from a vacation in Florida with his family, who lived in Michigan.
Pendleton police no longer consider this a missing person’s case, Roberts said.
Langton’s behavior is out of character from the man friends, family and coworkers knew. Some members of Langton’s family arrived Tuesday night in Pendleton. Roberts said detectives were meeting with them.
Pendleton resident and East Oregonian employee Drew Langton is missing, and Pendleton police are trying to find him.
Langton, 29, has worked as a page designer for the East Oregonian since 2013. He did not show up for work Monday afternoon. Friends, family and coworkers attempted to contact Langton, but no one has reached him.
Pendleton Police Chief Stuart Roberts said police began looking for Langton after 8 p.m. Monday. Roberts said officers contacted people who could provide information about where he might be and also spoke to neighbors.
Langton returned home from a family vacation Saturday night, and police reported a witness saw him leave his North Hill residence at approximately 11 a.m. Monday. That was the last report police have of anyone seeing Langton.
Police “pinged” his cellphone and found it was off, Roberts said. Investigators are also trying to follow other leads, but he said he could not reveal those at this time.
Langton is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds and has blue eyes. He drives a 2006 black Ford Freestyle with Oregon plate 627KEN. Police ask anyone who sees Langton to contact the local 24-hour dispatch center 541-966-3650.