The family of a missing Tualatin man is pleading for the public’s help in finding 21-year-old Miles Stanton, who was last seen at the 76 gas station in Aurora Thursday, October 20.
Stanton, who moved to the area from San Diego, Calif., just three weeks before going missing, was last seen wearing a plain red hoodie, blue jeans, black sneakers and a black beanie.
His family believes Stanton may have been looking for a new hiking, camping, biking or fly-fishing spot at the time of his disappearance. Because Stanton was new to the area when he disappeared, he did not have any local friends or family members, and his family is relying heavily on community help to find him.
“He has never done anything like this before, and it is very out of character,” said Miles Stanton’s mother, Laura Stanton, who lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She told reporters this week that the last ping from his phone came at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Aurora, and his last credit card purchases were between 3 and 3:30 p.m. at the 76.
Miles Stanton is 5-foot-10 and weighs about 165 lbs. He is clean shave and has shaggy brown hair and a tattoo on each of his thighs. He drives a black 1997 Honda CRV with Utah plates, skateboard stickers and anime stickers.
Tualatin police say the disappearance is out of character for Stanton but that, so far, there has been no evidence of foul play. Anyone with information on Miles Stanton’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Tualatin Police Department at 503-629-0111.
Community members are also invited to participate in a search party on Saturday, October 29, starting at 9 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 22284 SW Grahams Ferry Road in Tualatin.
Help us build a sustainable news organization to serve Canby for generations to come! Let us know if you can support our efforts to expand our operations and keep all of our content paywall-free. #SwimWithTheCurrent!