UPDATE: (04/18/19 4 p.m.) A family friend called Bend Police at 1:20 p.m. to report they had located Michael Shameklis in Wilsonville. His family made contact with the man and confirmed he is in good condition. Shameklis told his family he was camping and unable to stay in contact.
BEND, OR -- Bend Police are searching for a missing Lake Oswego man last seen in Bend a week ago. Lt. Brian Beekman says 43-year-old Michael Shameklis was house sitting for a friend in Bend, until April 11. "His friend, who he was house sitting for, came back into the area. Michael had left. But, his friends and family in Lake Oswego have told us he never returned home, up there."
Lt. Beekman says family and friends conducted their own search before calling police on Monday to report Shameklis missing. "He also has friends in Crescent City, California and so, at this point, we’re at a loss as to where Michael is at. But, certainly, his friends and family in those areas are very concerned about him." He tells KBND News, "We’ve spoken with friends and family in both of those areas; they have not seen him. So, somewhere between Bend and Crescent City and Lake Oswego, after April 11th, is kind of a question mark for us. We’re not sure what happened."
Shameklis is a 6' tall white male, about 200 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He drives a black 2005 GMC Denali with Oregon plates 582-BZM.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Bend Police through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.