Man Says Wave Swept Away Girlfriend Seconds Before Proposal

A man says he was about to propose to his girlfriend when she was swept away by a large wave in Oregon.

Her body has not been found.

Scott Napper and Leafil Alforque met online in December 2006. Alforque, a 22-year-old from the Philippines, arrived in Oregon the day before Thanksgiving.

Napper says they had marriage on their minds when they set out for a place well known for proposals, just off the coast of Nekowin.

Napper says he was about to climb up the rock with her and give her the ring when a huge wave swept Alforque out to sea.

Napper says he could not get to her. Alforque's body has not been recovered.


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  • by ReligiousZombie Location: Espanola on Dec 11, 2008 at 06:21 PM
    His married friends will assure him of how lucky he is.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Dec 8, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    Sarah, Fayettville: Thats called being realistic. It does sound odd. Could they not see that the waves were reaching where they were going to be climbing? Maybe it was an accident. I hope it was, but I kind of have to go with what Blog Refuter said. He definately needs to be questioned at least. Accident or not, this is tragic.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 7, 2008 at 03:22 PM
    This story is so odd, I believe it happened. Besides all of you who don't believe....he could have left this woman in the Philippines. Why would he bring her to America and then kill her? He wouldn't. I'm sure it was his money that brought her here, just like without his money ....she would still be there.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Dec 7, 2008 at 01:50 PM
    I mean, in the world we live in, people are always on edge thinking there is a conspiracy. You can hardly blame them with all of the crookedness in the world today. He definitely should not go without questioning, however.
  • by to sarah Location: here on Dec 7, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    because usually that's the way it really happened
  • by sarah Location: fayettville, nc on Dec 7, 2008 at 10:46 AM
    I think this is very sad. Why do people always wanna think people killed and did bad all the time?
  • by JB Location: Philippines on Dec 7, 2008 at 09:46 AM
    Believe it or not most Filipinos cannot swim and the best ones can barely stay afloat.
  • by me Location: here on Dec 7, 2008 at 07:14 AM
    It doesn't matter how well you can swim in undertows that come from those huge waves. I can see how easily it could happen. She could have hit her head on a rock or something and been knocked out. She may not have been able to swim. I grew up on the ocean and I can't swim a lick. Not everyone who grew up on the water can. I'm not saying that the authorities don't need to look into it, but there could be other reasons.
  • by Laverne Location: Greenville, nc on Dec 6, 2008 at 07:50 PM
    Get a grip!! This man is such a bad actor. If he said she fell off a cliff, it would be a tad bit convincing. Water is second nature for People of The Philippines .I bet she could swim like a pro. Authorities need to bring this slug in for questionings .
  • by Jerr Location: Astoria Oregon on Dec 6, 2008 at 11:51 AM
    Something really smells fishy about all of this, as it all just seems a little "too" convenient.
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