BEND, OR -- The body of a 46-year-old Bend man who was reported missing Wednesday was found Saturday night on the south side of Bend. Police began searching for Thomas "Tony" Starr after friends and family reported he hadn't been seen since May 9.
Starr's mother, Denese Snyder, told KBND News her son was a transient, although his disappearance was unusual. "He was living with some friends and he had gone to the grocery store to buy a bunch of stuff to make chicken enchiladas to cook for the family that night. He took that stuff home and put it in the refrigerator. He went back out and ended up at Shari's for a short period of time. He left Shari's and never went back. He hadn't taken any of his possessions. He didn't take his truck, a coat, money, anything that he owns with him." She said he recently lost a job, and had struggled with drug problems in the past.
Bend Police do not suspect foul play.