Update: Bryan Porcaro's body was recovered in the desert on Saturday, Aug. 11. His dog was found nearby, also deceased. Thanks to everyone who shared this story, our family is extremely grateful for your help.
Bryan M. Porcaro, 37, an account representative with Constellation Energy (an Exelon Company), in Chicago, Ill., experienced car trouble on I-40 5-7 miles west of Ludlow, Calif., in the Mojave Desert Sunday night/early Monday morning. He was driving a black 2007 or ’08 four-door Volkswagen Golf.
He then reportedly drove the car west another few miles before ultimately abandoning it approximately nine miles west of Ludlow. Porcaro is currently on medical leave while undergoing chemotherapy treatments for a rare liver
disease at Northwestern University in Chicago. His family believes the medications may have disoriented him at the time of the car breakdown. He had texted family members on Sunday evening that he was looking forward to seeing
them and that he was on his way home.
He was traveling with a black Labrador/poodle mix pictured below, who answers to the name of “Ruff”.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Bryan or the dog please contact the San Bernadino Sheriff’s Office at 760-256-4838. Reference Number: 081201164.
Porcaro is 6-foot tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has an arm-length tattoo and another that extends down the calf to the ankle.