Beaverton police are asking for the public's help locating a man and woman who were last heard from on June 30.
Police said Eric Timmerman, 26, and Jessica Edwards, 22, were seen on surveillance video buying camping equipment before their disappearance. Timmerman and Edwards did not tell their family or friends about leaving or taking a trip.
The families really don’t know what to make of this, they said it’s completely out of character. The parents think they were trying to get off the grid for a few days, but now, more than a month later, they’re fearing the worst.
"It was all camping gear, the detective told me it was water filters an atlas and a map," Timmerman's mother Lee Anne said.
According to police, the two left all of their communication devices behind and it is unlike them to not contact their parents. Timmerman's family found out about their disappearance after he didn't show up to his job for a few days.
"I don’t think it was just a camping trip there was too much planning," Timmerman's father Blair said.
But planning for what, that remains a mystery. A question that’s keeping these parents up, every night.
The families said this disappearing act is completely out of character for this happy couple.
Eric – incredibly responsible, close to his family, with a new job that he loved.
"This job was really important to him, that’s why we’re so concerned it just doesn’t make sense," Lee Anne said.
Young Jessica, smart and loving, recently dealing with some new medical problems.
"If she was medically not doing so well, why would you go off grid, that just doesn’t make sense," Edwards's mother Karen said.
Beaverton police are now investigating this as a missing person case, saying, for 41 days, there’s been no cell phone pings, no trace, and zero bank transactions.
Officers also said Eric left his phone behind at the couples Beaverton apartment.
Timmerman and Edwards are believed to be driving a 2017 dark-colored Toyota RAV4 with Oregon license plate 552KDG.
"I want her to hear, that we love her very much," Karen said. "We just want to make sure that they’re ok anI i just want her to know that we miss her and we love her.”
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Beaverton police at 503-629-0111.
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