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Missing Beaverton man found safe in Tigard

Quit work early Friday morning, abandoning cell phone.


Photo Credit: PORTLAND POLICE - Beaverton man Scobee Mike Bates was reported missing by his wife Friday, believed suicidalA missing Beaverton man is safe after he was discovered in Tigard over the weekend.

Scobee Mike Bates, 58, of Beaverton, was reported missing on Friday, Sept. 12 by his wife, Joyce Bates. She had last seen her husband on Sept. 11, when the couple went to bed.

She told police that she awoke at 5 a.m. to find Bates missing. He had left their home and not taken any personal items with him, including his driver’s license, credit cards and any money.

Beaverton Police said Bates showed up at his workplace an hour later, quit his job and turned in his company cellphone.

Bates had experienced mood swings recently, his wife said, becoming withdrawn and moody, and she told police she worried about his mental state.

Police asked for the public’s help in finding the man, and on Sunday issued a report that he had been found safe by Tigard Police. He has since been reunited with his family.

No further details were released.

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