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MISSING: Plumas County Sheriff’s Office asks public to help find missing Chester man

Update: As of late Sunday, February 19, Plumas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the missing person has been safely found. They thank everyone for their assistance



On Friday, February 17, 2023, at about 10:54 p.m., the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a traffic collision on Willhoite Road in Chester. Upon the arrival at the scene of the traffic collision, the vehicle was discovered to be empty. This morning (2/18) at about 10 a.m., PCSO took a report from the family that the driver of that vehicle, Ross Neely, 31 years old of Chester, was missing. An investigation began and deputies discovered a witness who reported last seeing Ross on Highway 36 near the St. Bernard Lodge at around 1 a.m. Deputies also received a report of a possible sighting of Ross a short time later on Highway 32 near Butte Meadow, though it is not confirmed this was Ross. Ross was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, a grey sweatshirt with black sleeves, and jeans. Ross is described as a white male, about 5’10” weighing about 180 lbs.


CHP ground units checked the rest areas and campgrounds in the area and CHP Air Operations conducted a flight of the area with no results.

We have notified neighboring areas to be on the lookout and request if you see Ross, you notify the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office at 530-283-6300 so we can confirm his safety.

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