The Ralph Brown Prayer Vigil is this Sunday!
Many weeks have passed since Ralph Davis Brown went missing. The local educator, former mayor, father, and community leader who suffers from dementia, took the car keys and drove off from his Cornelius, Oregon home into the night, and has not been seen since. His wife Carol did all she could to stop him as he was not allowed to drive, but Ralph had other plans saying simply that he was “going home”. He called his daughter Laurie later that evening saying he was in some bushes and wanted to know if the family was looking for him. Despite all attempts to get him back on the phone, Ralph never picked up and his phone died shortly thereafter.
Law enforcement pinged him in Newberg and McMinnville. Hundreds have searched using planes, drones, underwater equipment, cars, cameras, Lidar, and more. National search personalities have entered the fray using sonar in the rivers and specialized techniques. Many of us locals have been deeply involved, as have people from all over the state and region. As the days and weeks have gone by and tips have come in nothing solid has developed. Banners, billboards, hundreds of yard signs, and more are being done to keep vigilance up and to tell people about this story. To date, nothing has answered the question.
Where is Ralph Brown?
He and his 2014 Nissan Sentra are gone and anything and everything that any of us can do is being done. Now the family is holding a Prayer Vigil. Everyone who can get involved is being asked to attend the event at the Brown family church, the United Church of Christ. Maybe the big guy upstairs will be ready to deliver a miracle and bring Ralph Brown back home. It is time. The Vigil is Sunday!
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Come home Mr. Brown!
Ralph Brown is about 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, with gray hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts, white socks, and sandals. He is missing the tip of the index finger on his right hand and has a very noticeable gait, shuffling his feet as he walks.
If you have any information regarding Brown’s whereabouts, contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-629-0111.