Missing since September 1981 from Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Date of Birth:May 13, 1961
Age at Time of Disappearance: 20
Weight: 135 lbs
Hair Color: brown with reddish highlights, natural tight curls
Eye Color: Brown/Hazel
Distinguishing Characteristics: birthmark on back, close to shoulder. No other marks, scars, tattoos, piercings.
Clothing: Blue jeans, sneakers
DNA: Sample available
Eduardo Portela, along with his family, emigrated to the USA from Cuba in 1980, settling in Harrisburg. The differences were stark and Eduardo didn't care for Harrisburg, expressing his desire to live elsewhere and take his family with him.
The last time his family heard from him, sometime around September 1981, he was walking in downtown Harrisburg with two men. He told a family member that he owed one of the men money. A missing persons report was filed but when investigators looked for the man Eduardo owed money to, he was nowhere to be found. The first investigator on the case moved out of state, the next investigator spoke no spanish, the Portelas didn't speak english and the case went cold.
Foul play is strongly suspected in Eduardo's disappearance. Authorities believe they know who killed him but that person died in prison and took his secrets with him.
Eduardo's body has never been found.
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