Ronald Michael Osborne
Osborne, approximately 2007
Date reported missing : 07/03/2007
Missing location (approx) :
Red Bluff, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 12/12/1985 (35)
Age at the time of disappearance: 23 years old
Height / Weight : 6'0, 205 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Osborne was last seen canoeing on the Sacramento River at China Rapids, north of Red Bluff, California, on July 3, 2007. He was with a friend, James Derek Vereb, when their canoe overturned. Vereb was wearing a life jacket; Osborne was not.
Vereb was swept downstream before being rescued by other boaters. He stated he saw Osborne in the water, clinging to a life jacket and trying to swim, but then he lost sight of him. Osborne has never been heard from again.
Searchers located the jacket Osborne had been holding onto after the canoe accident, but found no sign of him or his body. He is presumed to have drowned.
Other information and links : ncy
Tehama Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Redding Record-Searchlight
October 12, 2004. February 24, 2008; .
Interactive Missing Person Search Map