Missing man with dementia found dead in Cedar Hills yard

Missing man with dementia found dead in Cedar Hills yard
Brant William Koller

UPDATE: Mr. Brant Koller was found deceased in the back yard of a Cedar Mills home on Thursday, according to the Washington Conty Sheriff's Office. No other details were released but deputies said his death was not suspicious.


CEDAR HILLS, Ore. - The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help in finding a missing man with severe dementia.

Brant William Koller, 69, walked away from a care facility on SW Roxbury Avenue in the Cedar Hills area of Beaverton Tuesday at around 3 p.m., deputies said. A search of the area was unsuccessful.

Koller should be easy to spot. He is 6 foot 5 inches tall and 210 pounds, has gray hair and wears glasses. Deputies said he was last seen wearing a purple turtleneck, blue denim overalls, and black shoes.  He was not dressed for the cold weather expected overnight.

Koller is not able to speak due to severe dementia and may not respond to his name.

"We've searched most of the roadways pretty good," Sgt. Steve Schuster with Washington County Search and Rescue said. He said searchers would go back over areas already searched to make sure they did not miss anything.

Deputies said TriMet was notified early in the search along with area hospitals to be on the lookout for Koller.  A phone notification was sent out over a five mile radius around Koller's home.

The Sheriff's Office is asking the public to call 9-1-1 if you know Koller's current location or call their non emergency number, 503-629-0111, if you saw him in the last day or so.