Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Kenneth and Barbara Martin and their three daughters, Barbie, Virginia and Susan, set off on a trip to the Columbia Gorge to collect Christmas greenery to decorate their home on Northeast 57th Avenue in Portland.
They were traveling in a 1954 Ford station wagon with the license plate number 1G-7156. They never came back.
In February 1959, a searcher discovered tire tracks matching the Martins' vehicle heading off a cliff into the Columbia River, near The Dalles, Oregon.
In May Susan and Virginia's bodies were found downstream, near Bonneville Dam. They had both drowned.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Multnomah County Sheriff's Department