Update: Detectives have learned that Samuel Coleman may have most recently been in the La Pine/Sunriver area but have still not located him.
The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in attempting to locate 61-year-old Samuel Coleman, of Southwest Portland. Family members contacted police during the late night hours of March 26, 2012, to report Coleman as a missing person, after it was discovered that he had failed to return home from what was possibly a cross-country skiing trip.
Family members said Coleman is a responsible professional, and regularly keeps in contact with family and friends. His being out of contact for any length of time was described as being highly unusual. The Clackamas, Hood River and Deschutes County Sheriffs’ Offices have been assisting in conducting general searches for any signs of Coleman or his vehicle, in the event that he may have failed to return from a ski trip. Coleman was described as an avid outdoorsman, who is usually well-prepared for any outings.
Detectives have advised that they are not certain Coleman went skiing, or where he may have gone, and are asking for the public’s help in providing any information regarding possible sightings or contact with Coleman.
Coleman is described as a white male, 61-year-old, 5’10″ tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. No clothing description is available. Coleman’s vehicle, a light-blue, 1995 Nissan Quest van, with black pipe insulation on the roof racks, is also missing.
Anyone who knows of Coleman’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call their local 9-1-1. Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Detective Mike Weinstein, Missing Persons Unit, at (503) 823-0446. Reference Portland Police Bureau Case #12-25811.
Source: Portland Police Bureau