The mysterious disappearance of 40-year-old Isaac Roberts, of Coeur dAlene, Idaho, now is approaching the four-week mark and Wallowa County Undersheriff Steve Rogers said Tuesday morning no new evidence has been uncovered.
Rogers says the investigation remains classified as a missing person investigation, and not a criminal investigation.
Isaacs younger brother, Shiloh Roberts, of Oklahoma, has offered a $10,000 reward in an effort to generate new information on the case.
Isaac was last seen July 28, the Saturday of Chief Joseph Days weekend. Undersheriff Rogers says Isaac Roberts last was seen in the early afternoon of that day walking along Highway 3, about 25 miles north of Enterprise. Shiloh Roberts, conducting his personal investigation from afar, claims his brother last was seen leaving The Hydrant tavern, in Joseph, at about 1:45 a.m. that Saturday morning.
Isaac Roberts is a native of Wallowa County and a 1991 graduate of Joseph High School.
Previously unreported factors involving the case, according to Shiloh Roberts, include the fact his brother has a long tattoo extending from his left bicep to his neck, and that Isaac Roberts and another man Rogers still declines to identify (other than to state that the man is an out-of-county resident) were returning from Lewiston when, according to Rogers, the vehicle they were in ran out of fuel, thus prompting the second man to hitchhike to Enterprise, obtain gas, and return to where Isaac Roberts was waiting. At that time, as related to the Chieftain by Rogers, Isaac Roberts refused to return with the unnamed man to Enterprise where the $20,000 Harley Davidson he had ridden to Wallowa County for the CJD weekend still sits.