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News services Updated: June 13, 2014 at 7:42 am

A Westminster man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a 19-year-old woman.

Christopher Adam Waide, 23, is being held in the Adams County Jail in connection with the disappearance of Lea Chali Porter.

Porter was reported missing by her mother on June 5, according to the Westminster Police Department. Porter was last known to be visiting friends in Westminster, police said.

Read more on the arrest here.

Rene Jackson told the Cañon City Daily Record her daughter, Lea Porter, most recently was living in Pueblo but had spent the night of June 2 with her boyfriend in Castle Rock. She said the Castle Inn in Castle Rock confirmed that Porter and her boyfriend had checked out of the hotel June 3.

Porter is a former Cotopaxi School student and a 2013 Florence High School graduate.

Read more on Porter's background here.

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