Missing Fort Wayne man found safe in Chicago

Christian Porter, 18

This is a breaking news update

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is no longer searching for an 18-year-man from northeast Fort Wayne. Christian D. Porter has been found safe in Chicago where he was apparently staying with friends, according to the an email sent out by the department at 2:26 pm.

FWPD investigate a missing person case at 6711 Tennyson Place early Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016.
FWPD investigate a missing person case on the 6700 block of Tennyson Place early Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016.

Police began their search after being called to a home in the 6700 block of Tennyson Place in the Hillsboro Housing Addition around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony said Christian D. Porter suffers from autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

According to Anthony, Porter slipped out a window in the back of the home and hadn’t been seen since. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and an FWPD K-9 officer searched the immediate area but were unable to find him.

FWPD had reason to believe Porter was in danger because of his medical and mental diagnosis, according to Anthony.

The Indiana Search and Response Team was called to assist. It’s an organization specializing in rescue and recovery situations that assist law enforcement with missing persons cases and other scenarios.


Christian Porter, 18
Christian Porter, 18

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