Police searching for person of interest in Porter Albert case

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Porter Albert

Two years after the disappearance of Porter Albert, detectives believe they know who is responsible.

Tiffany Contestable was found driving Albert’s car the same day he disappeared.

Contestable and her mother were homeless at the time of Albert’s disappearance. He helped them before he disappeared.

Albert was last seen in a Big Lots parking lot in North Fort Myers on Jan. 15, 2020.

Jim Domalik has been friends with Albert for years.

“He was helping her and her mother for a couple years as far as I know,” Domalik said.

Domalik said Albert helped the pair get on their feet and established.

Fort Myers police Det. Vincent Doyle said evidence points to Contestable, the only person of interest in the case.

Police released footage of Contestable’s interactions with the Cape Coral Police Department the day she was pulled over in Albert’s car.

She was arrested that night for driving without a license.

Investigators say she gave different stories to Cape Coral and Fort Myers police about why she was in Albert’s car.

“We firmly believe she knows far more than what she has shared about what may have led up to (Albert) disappearing,” Doyle said. “There is definitely some very very suspicious circumstances, shes been untruthful when she was put on a polygraph.”

From the beginning, Doyle said, the case has been investigated as a worst-case scenario – a homicide.

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