Search continues for missing Portland father

Search continues for missing Portland father

PORTLAND, Ore. - The search for a missing father of four continued Thursday, with family members canvassing North Portland and handing out fliers bearing the man’s picture.

Matthew McConnell-Hegland disappeared just before Christmas, early Saturday morning. He went to a friend’s apartment complex that morning after leaving the Twilight Bar in North Portland.

But when friends woke up later that day, McConnell-Hegland had vanished and hasn’t been seen since.

Portland police said they have no evidence of foul play. Also, his wife checked their bank accounts and she said there haven’t been any withdrawals or other indications of where he went.

Ricci McConnell-Hegland said her husband’s disappearance has been especially difficult for her family during the holidays.

“…It’s hard not being able to just sit down, talk about our days and things like that,” she said. “And it’s hard with the kids because you want to … be able to tell them that you know he’s coming home.”

McConnell-Hegland is 29 years old and about 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, green polo shirt and beige pants.

Police say they are concerned that McConnell-Hegland might be suffering a mental health crisis. Anyone with information about the man is asked to call 911.