MEDFORD, Ore. — A missing motorcyclist has been found dead in southwestern Oregon.
Lane County sheriff's deputies found James Lutter pinned under his motorcycle, down a 12-foot embankment off a remote Forest Service road.
Lutter was due home in Phoenix, Ore., near Medford, on Thursday after a planned ride along forest roads from Cottage Grove. Search and rescue personnel from Douglas, Land and Jackson counties had been looking for him.
The last reported sign of him was at about noon Wednesday, when his cell phone pinged off a tower in southwest Eugene.