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Employer offers reward to find missing Keizer man

Robert Knupp of Keizer was last seen Saturday, June 7 in Albany.
Robert Knupp of Keizer was last seen Saturday, June 7 in Albany.

The employer of a Keizer-area man reported missing June 8 is offering a reward of up to $500 for information that helps authorities find him.

Robert Allen Knupp, 54, was reported missing to Oregon State Police (OSP) after his vehicle was found unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem.

Knupp is described as a white male, 5’11”, and 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. He was driving a 1993 Geo Metro passenger car found locked Sunday, June 8, about midnight at the rest area. He was last seen in Albany on Saturday, June 7.

Knupp has worked for 17 years at Garten Services, Inc., a Salem-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1970 to support people with disabilities in their effort to contribute to the community through employment, career and retirement opportunities. At the time of his disappearance, Knupp was working as a custodial supervisor.

Garten Services, Inc., has established an account at US Bank under “Robert Knupp Reward Fund” in case anyone wishes to donate.

Anyone with information regarding Knupp’s whereabouts is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. The lead investigator is Detective Richard Olsen.