FBI renews effort to locate fugitive out of Clackamas County
The FBI on Wednesday announced a new reward and media campaign in effort to find fugitive Barrett Preston Busschau.
Busschau, now 42 years old, disappeared from Oregon in 1993 after Clackamas County authorities arrested him on multiple sex abuse charges involving children.
The FBI is running Facebook ads in both the Portland-metro area and in South Africa, which officials think he might be living. The FBI also released an age-progressed photo of what Busschau might look like now.
The reward of up to $10,000 is for information that leads directly to his arrest.
On July 27, 1993, a Clackamas County grand jury indicted Buscchau for the alleged molestation of five girls between the ages of 10 and 15. Buscchau was 18 years old at the time of the crimes, according to the FBI.
Busschau was released pending trial, but he fled before his next court appearance. In February 1994, a Clackamas County grand jury indicted him for failure to appear. Busschau is a native of South Africa, and he had been living in the United States since 1984 as a legal permanent resident.
"Investigators believe he may have traveled to California and/or Panama following his disappearance, but the last known sighting of him places him in South Africa," according to the FBI.
Investigators believe there may be people still living in the Portland-metro area who have information that could help lead the FBI to Busschau. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 503-224-4181 or submit a tip to fbi.gov/tips.