A Mass will be held tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher for University of Portland student Owen Klinger who is believed to be dead. According to a campus-wide email from university President Fr. Mark Poorman, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office will issue a statement confirming Owen’s death.
“Owen’s loss is keenly felt. Kind, generous, and loyal, he was a person who lived for others,” Poorman said in the email. “He gave deeply of himself. He loved earnestly. Although his time on The Bluff was short, his impact on our University is deep and enduring.”
Owen went missing Oct. 6 and was last seen leaving Christie Hall at around 7:30 p.m.
Police recovered a body from the Willamette River near the St. Johns Bridge on Oct. 20 and turned it over to the medical examiner’s office, according to a news release from Portland Police.
In a statement issued Monday, the Klinger family said they believe the body found in the river is Owen’s. The family asked for privacy as they take time to heal.
Tonight, Mass will be held in Corrado Hall at 9 p.m., Fields Hall at 9:15 p.m. and Christie Hall at 10:15 p.m.
Maddie Pfeifer is the News and Managing Editor for The Beacon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.