Family of missing McMinnville man: 'We need to know what happened'

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Zachary Porter

PORTLAND, Ore. – Family members of a McMinnville man who has not been seen since last month are asking for the public’s help finding him.

Zachary Porter, 25, was last seen on July 23 when he left for Coos County to sell his motorcycle.

Porter texted his father to say he arrived safely and later texted his friend to say he sold the bike. He was supposed to return that night.

“We don’t know of anything, there’s nothing that gives us a hint of what could’ve been a mishap,” said Porter’s aunt, Jamie Read.

Read said her family is getting the word out about Porter’s disappearance, hoping someone will have information they can use to find him.

“Someone had to have seen him at some point,” she said. “There has to be some sort of information and we need help in getting that.”

Porter’s family says it’s totally out of character for the single dad to disappear.

“His son is number one and that it probably the biggest thing, there is no way he would miss any appointment with his son,” said Read. “There’s nothing that would get in the way of him being connected to him and that is the part that just makes no sense.”

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office is investigating Porter’s disappearance. Anyone with information about Porter is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 541-396-7830.

"There are a billion possibilities of what happened, but we need to know what happened, and you need to know where he is, and what the rest of the story is," said Read. "It can't just linger."