Porsche Stolen in 1991. It Just Turned Up in an Oregon Forest

Wreck discovered by man walking dog
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2017 2:54 PM CST
Porsche Appears in Forest 27 Years After Being Stolen
A Porsche reported stolen nearly 27 years ago was found at the bottom of a heavily wooded cliff Tuesday in Oregon.   (Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

Maybe Sasquatch has a thing for German engineering? The Sinclair Broadcast Group reports a 1979 Porsche 924 was found at the bottom of a wooded cliff on Tuesday in Oregon—nearly 27 years after it was reported stolen from the parking lot of a Medford movie theater. The wrecked car—last seen by its owner on Jan. 20, 1991—was found in the woods near Crater Lake about 40 miles from Medford. It was hidden by "heavy forest debris," and its position "at the base of a cliff made it nearly impossible to see from the road above," according to a press release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

A man was walking his dog in the area Tuesday when the dog wandered off the road, the AP reports. The man followed and came across the upside-down Porsche. Detectives checked it out Wednesday, debunking reports of human remains at the scene when nearby bones turned out to belong to a deer. Authorities are still trying to figure out how to remove the wrecked car, and Sgt. Julie Denney says detectives have yet to get in touch with its owner. "It’s always sad to see such pointless Porsche-struction like this, but at least this car was finally found," Jalopnik states. (More stolen cars stories.)

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