By News-Register staff • 

Search continues for missing Amity man

Christopher  Topher  Bernards
Christopher "Topher" Bernards

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office continues to actively work a missing person's report related to the disappearance last September of Christopher "Topher" Bernards of Amity.

The 34-year-old Bernards, reported missing by his roommate, was last seen at his residence on Sept. 4 about 3 p.m.

The last confirmed sighting of Bernards was in Tumwater, Washington on September 7, when he purchased gift cards at an Albertson's grocery store.

The following day, Bernards' vehicle, a silver Dodge Neon bearing Oregon license plate 704CQM, was seen by construction crews on Interstate 5, near milepost 164, outside Cottage Grove. Construction workers noticed a single male occupant sleeping in the vehicle.

At mid-morning that same day, that male was seen walking northbound from the vehicle. The male was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, sunglasses and a baseball cap. He was last seen at milepost 170 about 1 p.m.

The sheriff's office Special Investigations Unit believes this disappearance to be suspicious in nature as family members have not seen or heard from Bernards since his initial disappearance.

The sheriff's office  is asking the public for assistance in locating him. Anyone with any knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Marc Brodeur at 503-434-7506.

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