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Family seeks help in finding lost Keizer man

Robert Knupp
Robert Knupp

Authorities and family members are searching for 53-year-old Keizer resident Robert Allen Knupp.

Oregon State Police (OSP) has joined family members in the search and is asking for the public’s help to find him after he was last seen Saturday evening, June 7. His 1993 Geo Metro was found locked and unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem around midnight.

There is no evidence at this time to indicate he was the victim of a crime.

Knupp is described as a white male, 5’11”, 215 pounds, with brown salt and pepper hair and a short beard. He was last known to be wearing a blue print Hawaiian-style shirt with khaki pants, white socks and brown leather tie shoes.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, he drove his brother to an Albany-area restaurant and dropped him off.

On June 8, OSP began an investigation and have taken a missing person report regarding Knupp. His family indicates his behavior is out of character and that he recently began taking newly prescribed medications.

His wife, Vicki Knupp, last saw him on the evening of June 6 before she went to work for the night.

Anyone with information regarding Knupp’s whereabouts is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

Lead investigator is Senior Trooper Frank Hagen.