Max McIntosh from Medford goes missing while driving to Missouri

 Max Eugene McIntosh, 75,  from Medford, Oregon was reported missing by his family on March 26, 2013 when they were not able to reach him for several days.  It is believed he left his residence on Friday, March 22, 2013, with an unknown destination, although later it was reported he was going to Missouri to visit his cousin.

On March 22, 2013 at approximately 2:00 pm, McIntosh’s vehicle was located unoccupied in the Shasta Lake California area. The vehicle is registered to McIntosh and is described as a white Ford Explorer, Oregon License 228GCM. A search of the area where the vehicle was located is currently being conducted by Shasta County Sheriff Office. McIntosh’s location is currently unknown.

“We think he probably realized he was low on fuel, pulled off the freeway to get gas, but there was no gas you could buy so it looks like he was going back toward the freeway when his car ran out,” Medford police Lt. MikeBudreau told the Record Searchlight.

McIntosh is the former director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinic, according to the Medford Mail Tribune. Budreau said McIntosh was a doctor there until his retirement last year after 39 years working there.

“His behavior has been unusual,” Budreau said. “One of his friends felt that his mental capacity was diminishing. He was making odd statements and odd life choices…we are considering the fact that he had some kind of diminished mental capacity that caused him to make the choices he did.”

There hasn’t been any activity on McIntosh’s cell phone since he called a family member around 11 a.m. on the 22nd, Budreau said, nor has his credit card been used.
McIntosh is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 198 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes, Budreau said.

Anyone having information on the whereabouts or having contact with McIntosh are asked to contact the Medford Police Department or the local law enforcement agency.
Medford Police Department case #13-5822, Detective Tony Young 541-770-4784

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