An 18-year-old college freshman has been missing from Portland, Oregon, since Sunday evening.
The Oregonian reports that Owen Klinger was last seen leaving a University of Portland residence hall at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evening and has not been heard from since.
Those who know Klinger say that is unusual for him to be out of contact with friends and family. According to local radio station KXL, Klinger’s cell phone has not been active since Sunday night, when it was traced to a bus stop near the edge of campus. Police are reportedly working with the city’s transit system to help determine if the missing teen got on a bus.
Klinger’s ATM card was also used at some point on Sunday, but it is unclear where it was used and how much was withdrawn.
In an interview with KGW, the teen’s mother Mary Klinger said he is regularly in contact with family and seemed to be having a good and productive time at school, with no problems she was aware of. She did note that he was evasive in a conversation with his roommates about a lacrosse team meeting of some type on Sunday night that he reportedly did not attend.
“One of the things he said he was going to do Sunday night that he didn’t do – was go to lacrosse practice,” Mary Klinger told the news station.
“He was a little evasive when he was talking to his roommates – that he was going to practice, but he didn’t have his gear, and they asked him about that and he said, ‘Well it’s a lacrosse meeting.’ And then he didn’t go to that.”
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Klinger was last seen wearing jeans, a blue hoodie, and sneakers. He is white, 6 feet 1 inches tall, and weighs 165 pounds. He has shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Owen Klinger’s whereabouts is urged to call 911.
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