North American Missing Persons Network
 
Portia Sumter Washington

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Above Image: Washington


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 10, 2006 from West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 20, 1952
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 162 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black; graying
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Female
  • Case Number: 1046779


  • Details of Disappearance
    Portia and her granddaughter, Angelica Livingston, were last believed to be in the company of Kenneth Lynch.

    On June 10, 2006, Washington and Lynch failed to show up at the automobile dealership where they both worked. Angelica's mother, Theresa Brown, usually talked with her several times a day and repeatedly tried to contact her, unaware that the phone had been turned off. When she went to her mother's apartment, she found it to be empty and her mother and daughter were gone. This was highly unusual and she suspected foul play.

    U.S. Customs officials caught Lynch onboard a bus in Seattle, Washington, while trying to cross the Canadian border on June 18, 2006.

    Washington's tan Ford Focus was found abandoned near the Seattle bus station. Police don't think Washington and Angelica ever made it to Washington.

    West Columbia Police charged Kenneth Lynch, with two counts of murder in the case. Lynch has not confessed.


    Abductor
    Companion: Kenneth Lynch, circa 2006

  • Date Of Birth: February 9, 1960
  • Age: 46
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 167 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male


  • Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    West Columbia Police Department
    (803) 794-0721


    Source Information
    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    Crime Library
    Crime Library - July 30, 2007
    Namus
    The State