Missing Selma teen likely in Florida

Published 10:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2013

A Selma teen, who has been missing for two weeks, is still nowhere to be found in Selma but police say this could be because the teen has traveled to Florida with a female companion.

David Terrell Porter, 16, was last seen on March 20 at 4:50 p.m. and his mother reported him missing on Thursday, April 4. Although Porter is considered a missing person, Lt. Johnny King, with the Selma Police Department, said they believe Porter is not in harm’s way.

missing person“We believe he actually left on his own will,” King said. “We don’t suspect any foul play but we suspect he is in Pensacola, Fla. with a particular female and we have notified the authorities there to be on the lookout for them.”

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Porter is a 5-foot-2-inch black male, who weighs 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. His home is reportedly in the 200 block of Lamar Avenue and he was last seen wearing white shorts, no shirt and burgundy flip-flops. The female that police suspect him to be with in Florida is a black female with a white Nissan Maxima that has a Florida tag. King said the two could have met when Porter visited Florida on vacation some time ago and they could have been communicating since they met.

King said the police department here as well as authorities in Florida just want to, “make contact with [Porter] and bring him back safely to his mother.”

He added that because the missing teen is a minor, he is classified as a “child in need of supervision.”

“But we are hoping that anyone who sees him will notify us and we can get him back to his mom,” King said and added that Pensacola television stations and newspapers also have information and pictures of Porter.

Porter is also known as Lil David, DTP and Moultry.

Police are asking that anyone who has seen Porter or knows anything about his whereabouts, call the Selma Police Department at (334) 874-6611 or contact Detective Evelyn Ghant at (334) 375-1708.