Gresham man lacking since July fifth

Bob Song, an employee of the Portland Bureau of Transportation, was last seen on July 5th.

GRESHAM, Oregon – A missing Gresham man’s family is seeking help from the public to find him.

Robert “Bob” Song, 60, was last seen on July 5th. According to his family, Song has special medical needs and may be in trouble.

“He means a lot to our family and neighbors,” said Jonathan Song, who came from Florida to help. “He is part of this place”

Song lives in Gresham near Southeast 182nd and Division Streets and works for the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). A colleague contacted Song’s family after Bob Song stopped showing up for work. Bob Song’s niece, Brandie Brinksma, remembers the last text her uncle sent in late June.

“He texted me and basically said things were going well, it’s been a wild ride,” said Brinksma. “And he’s just looking forward to what’s next in the next chapter of his life.”

Brinksma flew in from Detroit to join her father in the search after filing a missing person report with the Gresham Police Department.

“They said that unless there was criminal activity because of resources or lack of resources, there wasn’t much they could do,” Brinksma said.

Bob Song is four feet tall and spends most of his time in a wheelchair or scooter. He has several tattoos, including Japanese symbols, on his neck. He is diabetic and dependent on insulin.

“Bob stands out,” said Jonathan Song. “Bob has been physically challenged all his life … he will need help.”

Bob Song’s vehicle is also missing. It is described as a 2015 dark gray Honda Odyssey Van with license plate 315-MEU. The van is missing the front license plate.

Jonathan Song, who came from Florida to help find his brother, doesn’t know what happened to him.

“I just don’t know what I don’t know yet,” said Song. “We’re just trying to gather enough information to help us piece together a story; put together a story that will help us find Bob. “

Anyone with information on Bob Song’s whereabouts is asked to call the police emergency number at 503-823-3333 and provide the missing number 41-21-29023.

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