It is difficult to summarize in one word Mark’s potential
condition (loss of memory, confused, disoriented, etc.), so we wanted to share
some facts prior to his disappearance:
MISTAKEN LOCATION: While physically in Oregon, Mark said that he was…
So if a stranger asks Mark where he lives, Mark may
reasonably convince them he lives far away from Portland.
SLEEPING IN UNKNOWN VEHICLES: Two days prior to his
disappearance, Mark fell asleep in a pizza delivery vehicle. Mark did not know
the car or the owner. The driver found Mark and woke him, but this indicates
Mark may be far outside Riddle.
COVERING UP CONFUSION: Whenever pressed about how he was feeling, Mark insisted, in his typical affable manner, “I am just fine.” Mark covered up confusion to family and friends. Mark often did not know where his tent was during the Cycle Oregon event, but when friends offered to help find it, Mark said he did not need help.
STANDING ALONE: Mark was frequently seen standing alone for long periods of time.
BRAIN ISSUE: Doctors say Mark's painful headaches in recent weeks and loss of memory may indicate a physiological brain
abnormality. In theory, this would cause the behaviors above.