Missing beloved PCC counselor found dead

Missing beloved PCC counselor found dead »Play Video
Roger Frank and his wife, Simone Frank, who also works as a counselor at Portland Community College. Photo courtesy of Portland Community College.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A man who disappeared following an afternoon at a local bar was found dead Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Roger Alan Frank, 57, was last seen around 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Blitz Sports Pub in Southeast Portland. A family member reported him missing Sunday morning.

Frank was found in his van in a parking lot at 633 Southeast Powell Boulevard by police at about 2 p.m., Portland police said. Portland police earlier reported an incorrect address.

According to police, there was no evidence of foul play. On Wednesday, police said the medical examiner found Frank died from injuries related to a fall and that a heart condition was a contributing factor.

Frank had a spinal injury and was confined to a wheelchair, but was otherwise healthy, police said before he was found.

Frank's wife, Simone, said her husband was supposed to be home by dinnertime but he never showed.

Roger Frank's Occupation

Frank was a counselor at Portland Community College, where he worked since 1987.

"He is dearly beloved," said James Hill with Portland Community College. "Everybody has interactions with him and say nothing but wonderful things about him."

The school posted the following message on their Facebook page (staff also received an e-mail) after Frank disappeared:

Today we learned that our colleague Roger Frank, a counselor at the Sylvania Campus, has been missing since Saturday October 20. Roger lives in the Gabriel Park/Hayhurst neighborhood of Portland and drives a dark blue 2000 Chrysler Town and Country (license plate number XKT090). He was last seen at the Blitz on SE 12th Avenue around 1 pm on Saturday afternoon.

Roger has gray/white hair, and uses a wheelchair and ramp van.

Roger's family has filed a missing persons report with the police and asks that anyone who may have relevant information to the search contact Portland Police Detective Mike Weinstein, at 503-823-0446.

Roger's colleagues and family appreciate your help and positive thoughts.