19 Lea Chali Porter Missing Since 6/5/14 in Westminster, CO (Update: Arrest Made in the Disappearance of Lea Chali Porter)
19 year old Lea Chali Porter has been missing since June 5, 2014 in Westminster, Colorado. The missing 19 year old lives in Pueblo County, CO but was visiting friends in the Westminster area when she disappeared. As reported at the Denver Post, Family members say Porter was distraught about her boyfriend leaving town so she went to the friend’s apartment, Christopher Waide, and then she disappeared. There have been no phone calls, emails or updates on social media. Lea Porter is 5-foot-5 inches tall and weighs 90 pounds with brown hair dyed blond and brown eyes, has a tattoo on her right wrist and a piercing in her lower lip.
Authorities say June 5 was the last time any family member spoke with Lea Chali Porter. Her family told sister station KCNC that Porter was distraught over her boyfriend leaving town, and went to a friend’s apartment in Westminster. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Her car was left at the apartment complex parking lot; her personal belongings were gone. It’s the only lead police have so far.
Police have been talking with Porter’s friend, and say he’s been cooperative with the investigation. No one has been named a suspect or person of interest at this point.
Westminster police told KCNC that Porter doesn’t have a history of disappearing, and that with that in mind, her case has become a priority.
Westminster police say they’re questioning a 23-year-old man as a person of interest in the disappearance of a 19-year-old Pueblo woman.
Lea Chali Porter went missing while visiting friends in Westminster on June 5, police said.
Westminster police spokeswoman Investigator Cheri Spottke said police had taken a man into custody on Thursday night, but she added that he had not been arrested.
An arrest has been made in the case of a 19-year-old woman who disappeared more than a week ago and remains missing.
Lea Chali Porter was visiting a close friend in Westminster when she left in the middle of the night. That friend — Christopher Waide — was the last known person to see her and is now the suspect in the case and in custody.
Westminster police, at this point, told CBS4 the case is “leaning toward a murder.”
If anyone has any information or has seen Lea Chali Porter, please contact the Westminster Police Department 303-658-4360, or Detective Calhoon at 303-658-4237. Individuals can also contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867) or text tips to DMCS 274637.