Zachary Bashir Porter
Porter, approximately 2013
Date reported missing : 07/23/2013
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 07/17/1988 (33)
Age at the time of disappearance: 25 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 150 - 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A dark-colored t-shirt, blue jeans and skate shoes.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Native American male. Brown hair, brown eyes. Porter's nickname is Zack. He has a scar on his forehead and two quarter-inch scars on his upper lip. He is of Inupiat (Inuit) descent.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : 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 messAge at the time of disappearance: s from his phone after he arrived in North Bend, but they're not sure he sent the messAge at the time of disappearance: s 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.
Other information and links : ncy
Coos County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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