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Philip Porter Disappearance - Part 1

Kimberley Boy Reported Missing

Kimberley Courier June 27, 1969

RCMP are seeking information on the whereabouts of a 16-year-old Kimberley boy missing since yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m.

Anthony Philip Porter was last seen carrying a bag of groceries near his home in Kimberley. The boy is five foot 10 inches tall, 145 pounds, medium brown hair, brown eyes, good teeth, pimples, poorly co-ordinated. He was wearing a green ski jacket, beige cord pants and black oxfords.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this boy is requested to advise the nearest RCMP office as soon as possible.


Youth Still Missing

Vancouver Sun - June 28, 1969

A round-the-clock search continues today for the 16-year-old son of a Cominco executive missing since Thursday.

Police aided by Cominco employees are leading the hunt in and around this city for Anthony Philip Porter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Porter. The youth's father was until recently head of the company's Kimberley operations but has since been transferred to an executive post at Cominco's Trail plant.

A police spokesman said Friday foul play is not suspected in his disappearance.

It is understood the youth was unhappy about the family moving to Trail shortly although he was looking forward to a party given by friends in Kimberley.

Described by police as being slightly retarded, he was last seen about 2 p.m. Thursday.

He had Walked downtown, to buy groceries but failed to arrive home about a quarter of a mile away.

His father, was In Trail at that time and the family were to join him soon.

missing poster for Philip Porter

Hundreds Join Weekend Hunt ...

Daily Bulletin July 2, 1969

Sixteen year old Philip Porter, the Kimberley youth missing from his home since Thursday, has been the center of a Kimberley and district search for the last five days.

The massive search, which has been launched by hundreds of local volunteers and the R.C.M.P., has failed to date to trace the young man.

The last confirmed report of his whereabouts came at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. Unconfirmed later sightings are being traced by R.C.M.P. and search volunteers.

A hastily organized search party was put into action late last evening when a local resident believed he spotted the missing teenager in the McDougall townsite area. No trace of the teenager was found.

In a development yesterday Mr. R.M. Porter posted a $2000,00 reward for anyone supplying information leading to the location of his son. The offer is being widely advertised in the immediate area and Western Canada.

Mr. Porter made it very clear that if desired the source of information will be kept absolutely confidential. Information may be conveyed to Mr. Porter at Kimberley, 427-3982 or to Rev, J.L. Dalton, 427-4337, Rev, J. M. Allison, 427-2952 or Rev. E. Doyle, 427-2585.

Philip Porter has brown hair and brown eyes and weighs 125 pounds. His hair is described as being thick and hanging down over his right eye.

He was last seen wearing a green ski jacket, beige corduroy trousers, and black oxford shoes.

At press time today there were no new developments.

search and rescue teams

Note: The above picture also appeared in the Nelson Daily News on July 3, 1969 with the following:

Search For Kimberley Boy
Some of the hundreds of volunteers aiding in search for Kimberley boy, Philip Porter, 16, son of R. M. Porter, general superintendent of Cominco Ltd., get instructions here from RCMP sergeant. The boy has been missing since Thursday. Mr. Porter offered a reward of $2,000 for anyone supplying information leading to location of his son and promised any source of information would be kept confidential. The boy has thick brown hair, brown eyes, weighs 125 pounds and was last seen wearing a green ski jacket, and beige corduroy trousers.
-Photo by Stewart B. McClure.

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