'I'm hoping that he has amnesia': Mother searching for missing Eugene teen
EUGENE, Ore. - Isla Dane wants to find her son.
"Anyone who knows Teddy, knows this is something he wouldn't do," said Isla Dane, the young man's mother.
Eugene Police said 18-year-old Theodore Alvin Kudrna, also known as Teddy, was last seen with a group of acquaintances near the Valley River footbridge over the Willamette River.
Police said those acquaintances told Teddy's mother her son had fallen into the Willamette River.
They said they pulled him out of the river but left him on the river bank.
"How could they leave him," Dane said. "I'm left to my own devices to imagine what happened."
That was the last time Teddy was seen.
Family and friends are now searching the area where he was last seen.
"We are looking for Teddy," family friend Corinthia Silvaggi said. "We are really concerned, we are beyond concerned."
Now Teddy's mother is trying to piece together what happened - and fears the worst.
"I want my son," Dane said. "I'm hoping that he has amnesia and he's walking around town looking like a homeless teenager because he would be dirty, he would be disoriented, he'd be hungry, that's my hope."
"My fear," she added, "is that he's dead in the river."
Eugene Police said Kudrna is 5-foot-10, 200 lbs with blue eyes and shoulder-length brown wavy hair.
He was last seen wearing a faded, navy blue MMA T-shirt, long pants of unknown color, and black Nike tennis shoe. He was also in possession of a dark-color backpack.
Police are continuing to investigate and follow up on potential leads as to Kudrna's whereabouts. Anyone who has seen him or has information on his location is asked to please contact the Eugene Police non-emergency line at (541) 682-5111.
Kudrna's mothe said she has a GoFundMe page set up to finance search parties.