Priti Ashley Porter

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Above Images: Porter, circa 2009

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 19, 2009 from Gastonia, North Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: April 2, 1987
  • Age: 22 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 140 - 150 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Porter occasionally wears eyeglasses, but she does not have her glasses with her. Her ears are pierced one time each. She has a tattoo on her buttocks, a burn scar on her left hand between the thumb and forefinger, and a mole in the middle of her forehead.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A 14-karat gold necklace with her name "Priti," a 14-karat gold necklace with a heart pendant, gray sneakers, and possibly jeans and a black t-shirt with the words "Put a Ring On It."
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    Details of Disappearance

    Porter was last seen in Gastonia, North Carolina on the evening of April 19, 2009. The next morning, her mother wanted to get a coat out of Porter's closet and knocked on her bedroom door, which was locked. When she got no answer, she had Porter's stepfather open the door, and they found the bedroom window screen missing and Porter gone. She has never been heard from again, and all her belongings, including her purse, cellular phone, clothes and money, were left behind.

    Porter's mother believes she climbed out her bedroom window that night to speak to someone, and planned to return home within a short time. She didn't report her daughter missing until April 27, because she believed Porter was probably with friends. Porter graduated from Ashbrook High School in 2007 and worked manufacturing jobs afterwards. Her family stated she didn't use drugs or drink much alcohol at the time of her disappearance, and had never been in trouble. Little information is available in her disappearance, which remains unsolved.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Gastonia Police Department
    704-866-6879

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    Source Information
    NamUs
    Let's Talk Honestly
    The Gaston Gazette

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    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated April 25, 2010; details of disappearance updated.

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