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Police Seek Missing 29-year-old Man

August 04, 2006 00:00


Portland Police are requesting the public’s assistance in attempting to locate 29-year-old Holden Richard Boughton. Boughton is an autistic, insulin dependent diabetic. He was last seen approximately one to two weeks ago in the 4400 block of Northeast Broadway. Boughton is described as a 5’9”, 140 pound, white male with thinning brown hair, a mustache, beard, and wire rimmed glasses. He often wears black pants with a grey short sleeve or black long sleeved shirt. Boughton can communicate but is described as shy. He frequents parks such as Kelly Butte, Powell Butte or the Rose City Cemetery. Boughton is also known to frequent the Fred Meyer at Northeast 67th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street.

While it is not unusual for Boughton to not contact his family for up to a week, family recently became concerned because Boughton failed to keep a monthly appointment. Further investigation revealed that Boughton had not been seen for approximately ten days. Boughton has no history of criminal activity. Because of his medical condition, Boughton may be mistaken for someone under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Boughton may also appear disoriented.

If Boughton is seen please call 9-1-1. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mike Weinstein of the Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit at (503) 823-0446.

UPDATE: Detectives have confirmed that Boughton likely took a cab from Portland to the Lincoln City area in mid-July. Boughton is believed to have been traveling alone at the time. It is unknown why Boughton may have left Portland, or why he may have traveled to the Oregon Coast. We have notified coastal law enforcement agencies of this information. Investigators have not been able to confirm additional reports that Boughton may have been seen in the Portland area as recently as 1-2 weeks ago. Boughton is still considered a missing/endangered person and there remains an ongoing investigation.



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