Search parties scour parks for missing UP student Owen Klinger

Missing Persons

The 18-year-old student hasn't been seen or heard from since Sunday, October 6

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Roughly 100 people were back out searching for missing University of Portland student Owen Klinger in North Portland Saturday.

The 18-year-old student hasn’t been seen or heard from since Sunday, October 6.

Teams of friends, family, and volunteers canvassed parts of Pier Park, Cathedral Park, Columbia Park and Forest Park.

“We just encourage everybody to look at these flyers. Any information you might have, to call the Portland Police, let them know what you’re uncovering,” said family friend Tim Bernasek. “Just anything we can do to try and find him. We encourage people to pay attention to those flyers and think about Owen.”

Earlier this week, hundreds of people attended a vigil at the University of Portland to pray for Klinger and his safe return.

The 6-foot-1 freshman was last seen wearing a light blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers and had a drawstring backpack. He has mid-length brown hair and brown eyes.

University of Portland student Owen Klinger captured by campus surveillance (left) on the day he went missing, Oct. 6, 2019. (Courtesy of the University of Portland)

Anyone with information is asked to contact the University of Portland police — 503.943.7161 — or the Portland Police Bureau, 503.823.3333.

Or, send an email to to get involved in the search for Owen.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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