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*UPDATE* - The Chappells were located by Lane County Sheriff Search and Rescue personnel this afternoon and reunited with family. They had become stuck in the snow on a forest road between Oakridge and Cottage Grove. 

The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two people that are possibly lost in the woods in the Oakridge or Lowell areas.  71-year-old Linda Chappell and 65-year-old Don Chappell left their residence in Lowell Sunday afternoon at about 4:00pm.  They are believed to have been headed to an unknown location in the mountains to find snow.  They were expected to return home Sunday evening but have not been heard from since their departure.

Linda Chappell is described as a white female standing approximately 5’00 tall and weighing approximately 140lbs.  She was last seen wearing a purple jacket. 

Don Chappell is described as a white male standing approximately 5’08” and weighing approximately 250lbs.  He has a gray mustache and goatee.  He wears glasses and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans.

Both Linda and Don have medical issues and require medications. They are likely not prepared for an extended stay outdoors or in inclement weather conditions.

The Chappells are believed to be driving their dark gray 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee bearing OR Plate #150MHQ.  (Photo depicted is of a similar vehicle)

Anyone with information about the Chappells’ location or believes they have seen them within the past 24 hours is asked to contact the Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 opt. 1.