On 11-29-1986, Kristina Porco (16-years-old) was reported as a runaway juvenile by her mother following a domestic dispute at their Woodlake Villas apartment on Hilton Head Island. Her mother advised she stormed out of the apartment after an argument and was not seen again.
A friend reported getting a telephone call from Porco after the argument asking her to meet her at the pool area of the apartment complex. When the friend arrived, she was unable to locate Porco, but did find her Red Sweater draped over a lawn chair in the pool area. Porco left on foot with no money or extra clothing. Her savings account containing a few hundred dollars was never accessed, after the date of her disappearance.
Follow up investigation revealed numerous witnesses to strained relationships between Porco and her parents. It was learned shortly after Porco stormed out of the apartment, her father allegedly went driving around for a few hours in an effort to look for her. His actual whereabouts during that timeframe was never established.
Kristina Porco’s DNA profile is stored in the National Missing Persons DNA database.