Details of Disappearance Porter left his McMinnville, Oregon home at 11:00 a.m. on July 23, 2013 and went to North Bend, Oregon to sell a motorcycle to a buyer he'd met over the internet. His family got text messages from his phone after he arrived in North Bend, but they're not sure he sent the messages himself.
Police determined he did meet with the buyer and sold the motorcycle. Porter told his parents he planned to get a ride home from the buyer, but the buyer said Porter had arranged to get a ride from a friend and was going to meet that friend at the Myrtlewood Factory. He never arrived home and has never been heard from again.
At the time of his disappearance, Porter was the single parent of a five-year-old son and the primary caregiver to his disabled mother. His family stated his disappearance is out of character; they don't believe he would have abandoned his family. The motorcycle buyer is considered a person of interest in the case, but not a suspect.
Porter's disappearance remains unsolved. His family believes he was murdered.
- Coos County Sheriff's Office
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated October 8, 2020; distinguishing characteristics updated.