Great news today - the 944 has been found, call off the dogs! A Good Samaritan reported this car driving on the open roads today to police, which led to the recovery of the car and arrest of the driver!
Damage appears to be cosmetic only, so far - probably all suffered from removing the car from the trailer (poorly) and trying to get it to run without understanding kill switches. Nothing that cannot be fixed!
Thank you everyone who took the time to read about the car, share with others, and reach out with words of support - all of it led to someone having the right information at their fingertips at the right time! We have an excellent motorsports community and I hope that I have a chance to pay this forward very soon (though not by finding someone's stolen car!).