Derrick James Engebretson

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Oregon Boy May Have Been Abducted

Oregon Boy May Have Been Abducted
Posted: 10/3/03 3:29 pm

Local News: Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Oregon boy may have been abducted

By The Associated Press

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — State police are chasing a new lead that an 8-year-old boy who disappeared while hunting for a Christmas tree with his father and grandfather may have been abducted.

State and Klamath County investigators appealed to the public yesterday for information about a late-model, black two-door Honda seen Dec. 5, 1998, the day Derrick Engebretson disappeared.

A male driver may have stopped and asked for directions near Rocky Point, on Upper Klamath Lake about 20 miles northwest of Klamath Falls, and may have been seen struggling with a boy, state police said.

The boy was last seen by his grandfather, who sent him up a hill to join his father. The boy never reached his father, and snow foiled tracking efforts.

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