PORTLAND Authorities said a man who went missing on a motorcycle trip from Portland to Medford was found dead in Lane County Sunday.

James Luther, 60, was last seen leaving Portland Tuesday and he was reportedly heading east through the Detroit area to John Day then southwest to Medford through various back roads.

Luther was found dead on a forest service road outside of Cottage Grove pinned underneath his motorcycle, said Jenny Hall with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

Jackson, Douglas, and Lane County authorities were all involved in the search.

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