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HRCSO investigating dog shooting and missing person case

Jason Muschaweck, 24, of Parkdale, was last seen Sunday.


Jason Muschaweck, 24, of Parkdale, was last seen Sunday.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a Parkdale man who has been missing from his home since Monday.

JASON MUSCHAWECK, 24, has been missing from his home at 7390 Clear Creek Road since at least Monday evening. Jessica Muschaweck, sister-in-law of Jason, reported that a conversation over Facebook with a family friend at 10:05 p.m. Sunday was the last anyone had heard from Jason.

Hood River County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Jason’s residence at 6:18 p.m., Monday by relatives, who Sheriff Matt English said reported a “possible burglary.” Inside, deputies found Jason’s dog, a 2-year-old female Pit bull named Sox, in a bathroom with multiple puncture wounds to the throat, possibly from a pair of scissors, as well as a gunshot wound to the head. The dog survived and is currently at Tucker Road Animal Hospital, in Hood River, although Jessica said that veterinarians have been unable to extract the bullet fragments.

Jessica described the house as “ransacked” and reported that “guns, money, electronics, and a big screen TV” were missing from the house, but that Jason’s cellphone was found on his bed. English reported a cell phone was recovered from the scene, but that HRSCO did not have conclusive evidence that there was indeed a burglary and did not know who attacked the dog. HRCSO is currently in the process of analyzing evidence taken from the scene.

“At this point, there is no definitive information that there was foul play,” English reported Wednesday morning. “We just don’t know where he is.”

Jason is described by his family as 5-11 with blue eyes and brownish-blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue and white shirt. HRCSO has officially entered him as a missing person and are conducting air searches, as well as interviews and are following up on any available leads.

Jessica described Jason, who attended Hood River Valley High School, as well-liked and said the family was unaware of “any disputes” he may have had.

“There was absolutely no reason for this to happen,” she said.

Those with any information about the incident or Jason Muschaweck are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s office at 541-386-2098 or 541-387-7077.

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