Portland, Ore. – Police have released new TriMet video showing a missing University of Portland Freshman. Owen Klinger was last seen leaving the North Portland campus on the night of October 6th. The 18-year-old is seen walking across Portsmouth on Willamette Boulevard, heading toward St. Johns. That’s a different direction than police initially observed. Authorities are now asking neighbors from Willamette to Lombard Streets, and Fiske to Ida Avenues to review their home surveillance video. Volunteers are planning to search for Owen over the weekend. They’ll be canvassing the North Park Blocks.
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At this time we are not ruling anything out and continue to focus efforts on locating Owen. We know Owen’s phone has not been sending or receiving data, but would like to clarify that we cannot with certainty say how or why.
We are asking for the public’s assistance with checking personal surveillance in the area from North Willamette to North Lombard Streets to North Fiske to North Ida Avenues on October 6th from 7:50 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Additionally, if any ride-share operators or individuals recall picking someone up in the area who matches Owen’s description, please contact investigators.
PPB is releasing footage from the TriMet bus that was in the area of North Willamette Street and North Portsmouth Avenue on October 6th. After review of the video, it has been determine Owen was walking West on North Willamette Boulevard, not North as previously released. We are hoping this footage helps to develop leads on Owen’s whereabouts. In the video, Owen can be seen walking from the left to the right side of the screen and is positioned within the cross walk. The video can be located at this link: https://youtu.be/CNytT3jFCrg
Sergeant Joe Santos is the supervisor in charge of this investigation and he can be reached at 503-823-0406 and [email protected]gov or tips can be sent to [email protected]