GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies are following up on reported sightings around the Northwest of an Oklahoma teen whose truck was abandoned on a remote volcanic mountain in southeastern Oregon. But another search of the mountain will have to wait a month or so until the snow melts.
Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup says he figures 19-year-old Dustin Self was more likely to head downhill off Steens Mountain than to climb a steep grade to go farther into the backcountry. And he could well have hitched a ride from the county road.
His parents are headed home after collecting their son's pickup truck. They say they have no more to say about the search.
Glerup says sightings have come in from Grants Pass, Coos Bay and Lakeview in Oregon and Yakima in Washington.
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