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Detectives seek missing 51-year-old man

October 21, 2004 00:00


Missing Persons Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating 51-year-old Douglas Alan Swanson. Mr. Swanson was last seen leaving the area of the 3400 block of Southeast Belmont Street at approximately 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 19, 2004. Mr. Swanson did not return home, has not reported for work, and has not been seen since. At this time, Mr. Swanson has missed several appointments. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are suspicious and detectives have initiated an investigation.

Mr. Swanson is described as a white male, 6’ 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown sweater, leather jacket and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division at (503) 823-4636.


While conducting the Douglas Alan Swanson Missing Persons investigation, Portland Police Homicide Detectives discovered the body of an adult in a rural area of Clackamas County. Detectives are now processing the crime scene. At this time, detectives have not identified the body and can not say with certainty that they have discovered Swanson’s remains.

Detectives believe they will be searching the area for the remainder of the day. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Detective Mike Geiger at (503) 823-0768 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.


On Saturday, October 23, 2004, the Medical Examiner confirmed that the remains found by detectives in the Mt. Hood National Forest are those of 51-year-old Douglas Alan Swanson. The cause of death was determined to be by Homicidal Violence. Detectives are also confirming that they have recovered the victim’s vehicle, a 1997 dark green Subaru Outback wagon. Detectives have tracked the movement of the victim’s vehicle after his disappearance and learned that it traveled to North and Northeast Portland, the 16000 block of Southeast 82nd Avenue, and to the Mt. Hood National Forest approximately 16 miles East of Estacada near Fish Creek Road. Detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have seen the victim or his vehicle after 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 19, 2004.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Detective Mike Geiger at (503) 823-0768 or Detective Barry Renna at (503) 823-0255.

This investigation is continuing.


Portland Police Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's help in locating 32-year-old Mark Lee Hudgens. A warrant has been issued charging Hudgens with one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in connection with the theft of Douglas Swanson's vehicle. Detectives consider Hudgens to be armed and dangerous.



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