Portland police release new images of missing man

Boyer has some signs of dementia, investigators believe

Jerry Boyer shown in a PPB released photo.
Jerry Boyer shown in a PPB released photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Police today released new images and information of a missing 83-year-old.

Jerry Kent Boyer disappeared on Christmas day, police said, and has not been seen or heard from since. Friends reported him missing Dec. 29. His home was checked. Police said the missing veteran was known to frequent a North Portland bar. When police checked Boyer’s residence, no evidence of foul play was found, police said.

Jerry Boyer shown in a PPB released photo.
Jerry Boyer shown in a PPB released photo.

Detectives Wednesday announced that they have learned Boyer drove his car to an ATM in the 1700 block of Northeast Alberta Street around 1:30 p.m. Dec. 25 and made a phone call from his home around 3:30 p.m. Friends went to check on him Dec. 28, but could not locate him, and decided to call the police the next day.

On January 1 and 2, detectives used search and rescue dogs at Boyer’s home and surrounding neighborhood, but did not locate him or any useful information. Police say they have been in contact with out of town family members who say they have no information about his whereabouts. There is no indication, police say, that Boyer is on vacation, or that he intended to harm himself.

Police confirm they have found Boyer’s vehicle, wallet and cellphone.

He was last seen wearing a sweatshirt with the University of Oregon Ducks logo on the front. Described as a white man about 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds, Boyer’s “generally in good health” but has shown signs of dementia, according to PPB officials.

Anyone who has information on the case is asked to call Portland Police at 503-823-0797. The bureau is now using the social media hashtag #FINDJERRY to get the message out.

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