UPDATE -- BODY FOUND: Sheriff's Office seeks tips in search for missing person Amber Eldridge, last seen in Molalla; search mission underway


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

UPDATE: November 4, 2018 6 p.m.

On Sunday, November 4th at around 4 p.m. Search and Rescue volunteer searchers located the body of Amber Jayne Eldridge. Her body was located in the search area about 700 feet from her vehicle. Over 50 volunteer searchers had been looking for her over the last two days. The terrain that she was located in was described as steep ground with thick trees and underbrush.

At this time her cause of death is still under investigation. Investigators do not suspect foul play at this time.


Earlier (Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, 12:52 p.m.)

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-029826

Amber Jayne Eldridge

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help as it looks for missing person Amber Jayne Eldridge, 35. A photo is attached.

Amber Eldridge was last seen in Molalla around 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. She told friends she was heading back to Salem; however, her car was found on Sawtell Road in the Santiam National Forest, 15 miles south of Molalla.

Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Coordinators are currently leading a search mission in the area. They are assisted by personnel from Pacific Northwest Search & Rescue (PNWSAR), Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), Mountain Wave, and the Lane County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post.

A photo of Amber Eldridge is linked above. She is described as follows:

  • White female
  • 35 years old
  • Salem resident
  • 5'6" tall, 130 lbs.
  • Blonde hair

Anyone with information on Amber Eldridge's whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office -- at our non-emergency number (503- 655-8211) or by contacting the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-029826.