David M. Mekvold
Mekvold, approximately 2010
Date reported missing : 12/27/2010
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 09/28/1968 (52)
Age at the time of disappearance: 42 years old
Height / Weight : 5'9, 180 pounds
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Caucasian male. Graying brown hair, brown eyes. Mekvold wears eyeglasses.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Mekvold was last seen in Portland, Oregon on December 27, 2010. He worked at Standard Insurance until at least 1:00 p.m. His wife called him at 1:30 p.m.; she says their conversation is normal. Mekvold has never been heard from again. Some personal items were Missing location (approx) : his work area, and his lunch was found uneaten in the garbAge at the time of disappearance: can near his cubicle.
That evening, Mekvold's gray 1998 Mazda pickup with the Oregon license plate number WJP493 was located in a wooded, secluded area on a gravel road in Skamania County, Washington. An extensive search of the area where Mekvold's truck was found turned up no sign of him.
Authorities stated there was no evidence of foul play in his case, but no evidence that he'd left of his own accord either. His case remains unsolved.
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