The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a Tenino sex offender who went missing Sept. 5.
Eric A. Rearden, 41, posted fishing poles for sale through the OfferUp marketplace app and was last seen at 8 p.m. Sept. 5 when he went to meet a potential buyer from Lynnwood at a gas station in the Nisqually Valley.
Rearden is described as 6-foot-5, 360 pounds, with brown hair. His car, a red 1995 Suzuki Swift with the license plate BDZ 2147, also is missing.
In 2003, Rearden pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary with sexual motivation and second-degree assault, which requires him to register as a sex offender. He was convicted in 2014 for failing to register.
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His criminal history dates back to 1986, when he was a juvenile.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 360-786-5599 or dispatch at 360-704-2740.