Details of Disappearance
Samuel and his sister Lindsey
were abducted by their non-custodial father, Daniel Porter, from Independence, Missouri on June 5, 2004. Daniel was later located without his children. He was convicted of their kidnapping and sentenced to 38 years in prison, but he refused to divulge the children's location and told many conflicting stories about their fates.
In September 2007, the bodies of Lindsey and Samuel were found in a shallow grave in a wooded area near Sugar Creek, Missouri. Little information about their deaths has been released, but their deaths are classified as homicides. It is unclear whether Daniel will be facing additional charges.