Murder mystery thickens as Porter is laid to rest
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- On Friday night, May 18, 2007, at about 10 p.m., popular Ramsey County probation officer Howard Porter spoke by telephone with his wife, Theresa Neal, a St. Paul public school principal. She was out of town, but would be returning on Saturday, the next day; and the two were scheduled to leave on a family trip on Sunday the 20th.At 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, the body, badly beaten but still alive, of a then-unidentified 6-foot-8-inch African-American man was found in an alley in north Minneapolis, 10 miles from Porter's St. Paul home.
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