UPDATE: 12-16-13 – Brandon’s body was found in the South Umpqua River near Pepsi Road Sunday afternoon, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said today.
The Douglas County Search and Rescue team found his body submerged in 4 to 5 feet of water in the river. His death is being investigated as a suicide, officials said.
Previous story Brandon Scott Bell, 26, is missing from Douglas County, Oregon since November.
Sherise Gordon, Brandon’s mom said Brandon attended the University of Oregon for about three years until 2009 and had been living with his grandparents in Winston, but left their home on foot during the early-morning hours of Nov. 21 and has not been seen since.
Sherise is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the “safe return” of Bell.
Bell stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair, blue-green eyes and a large freckle on the bridge of his nose.
Sheriff’s officials asked anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts to call them at 541-440-4471.