Published On: Mon, Feb 25th, 2013

Cottage Grove Man Seeks Public’s Help in Locating Missing Daughter and Her Mother

Story last updated on February 25th, 2013 at 10:06 am.

By Leah Rosin

A Cottage Grove father has been looking for his missing 4-year-old daughter and her mother for almost a month. On January 27, upon returning from a trip to Washington to visit family, Steven Colbert and his daughter Fela Khepri Colbert met her mother, Deanna Denise Lane at the Eugene Public Library. When Deanna left with Fela, she didn’t go home. Where she went is unknown.

Fela Colbert
Photo:Find Fela Colbert and Deanna Lane Facebook Page


After talking to Lane’s landlord and neighbors, Colbert learned that Deanna had vacated her residence on January 22, taking only a suitcase, and leaving everything else behind. Efforts to reach Lane by the Eugene Police Department have been unsuccessful and Colbert has been traveling to various cities to put up posters and talk with law enforcement agencies.

A local trucking company, CGR Freight, has put large posters on their trailers featuring photos of Fela and Lane along with phone numbers, spreading the word to motorists along the I-5 and I-84 corridors.

Deanna Lane with Fela Colbert
Photo: Find Fela Colbert and Deanna Lane Facebook Page


When last seen, Lane was driving a late 90’s four door maroon red Toyota Camry with Oregon plates.

Anyone with information on the location of Fela and Deanna should contact the Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111, and reference incident #12189.

Colbert has set up a Facebook page that shares many photos and videos of Fela and Deanna.

Leah Rosin is a freelance writer and editor in Eugene, OR.

Leah Rosin


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  1. Lauren McGlynn says:

    Leah, who was the victim, can you even grasp that?
    Oregon wouldn’t let the mom leave the state for a job. And, where is the dad’s home? What is his job? Some of us know.

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