Family searches for answers after Bogota man's death

A group of volunteers had been searching for a missing Bogota man for just 15 minutes when they found his body. Police and family members

TEANECK - A group of volunteers had been searching for a missing Bogota man for just 15 minutes when they found his body. Police and family members had searched the area beforehand, but had come up with nothing.

Now, family members of 76-year-old Victor Portalatin are searching for answers after his body was discovered behind an old soap factory, located less than a half-mile from his Leonia Avenue home. According to neighbors, authorities had already searched the area with dogs.

Loved ones say they're wondering how thorough the police search had been. The family says initial findings from Portalatin's autopsy reveal that he probably died from a heart attack some time Sunday afternoon, so they don't believe finding him sooner would have altered the tragic outcome.

Missing Bogota man found dead

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of 1 Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
Police say a fight at the Willowbrook Mall 2 Police: Fight at Willowbrook Mall prompts false reports of shooting scare
US director Barry Jenkins (C) speaks after 3 'Moonlight' wins best picture at botched Academy Awards
Fire rips through Sayreville strip mall 4 Fire destroys several stores in Sayreville strip mall
Drivers in Toms River got free gas on 5 Toms River drivers get free gas as new church promotion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE