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Tragic end to missing person search 11/20/2013


On 11/19/13 at approximately 1:15 PM a citizen called to report finding a car upside down in the water on the downstream side of the Brewster Bridge. The location was on the Douglas County side of the river near the intersection of Hwy. 173 and Crane Orchard Rd.

The person who located the car was a cousin of a Gordon B. Beadell who was reported missing/endangered on 11/12/13.

The reporting party said he recognized the car as that belonging to his cousin. The car was about 20 feet downstream from the bridge. It was upside down with its front wheel still on the shore.

Deputies arrived on the scene and used a tow truck to pull the car from the water.
The body inside was positively identified as that of Gordon Beadell.

It is not known if the car was intentionally driven into the water or drove off the road accidently.
There was no apparent sign of trauma to the victim's body. No autopsy was ordered by the coroner.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office sends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mr. Beadell.