September 27, 2013 22:22
The Portland Police Bureau is continuing to ask for the public's help in locating 15-year-old Dalia Mauro-Contreras, who ran away from her Portland foster home almost four months ago, on June 4, 2013.
Officers from the Youth Services Division, as well as detectives from the Missing Persons Unit, have been working jointly to investigate a number of possible leads or sightings, in and around the Multnomah and Washington County areas. At this point, none of the reported sightings has been able to be verified.
During the course of investigation, detectives learned that Dalia may have run away to be with an adult male, 28-year-old Richer Gabriel Martin-Gongora, a family acquaintance, whose whereabouts are also currently unknown. It should be noted that Martin-Gongora was contacted by police, earlier during the investigation and was cooperative. Since that contact, detectives have been unable to locate him again.
At this time, Martin-Gongora is not considered a suspect in any crime, nor has there been any evidence of foul play in this investigation. Detectives have said Martin-Gongora is only a subject they would like to be able to contact further about this case.
Earlier tips from the public have included reports that Dalia may have been seen in the vicinity of Southeast 160th Avenue and Glisan Street, as well as the Orenco Station MAX/Transit Center, in the Hillsboro area.
Dalia is described as an Hispanic female, 15 years old, 5 feet tall, weighing 105 pounds, with shoulder-length dark brown hair, brown eyes, with a notable mole on the lower right side of her nose.
Martin-Gongora is described as an Hispanic male, 28 years old, 5 feet tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He has been described as sometimes being clean-shaven or having a full mustache and beard, but recently had been seen wearing a goatee. There is no available vehicle description.
Anyone with information about Dalia's or Martin-Gongora's current whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with additional, non-emergency information about this case is asked to contact Detective Lori Fonken at (503) 823-1081, Lori.Fonken@portlandoregon.gov; or, Detective Mike Weinstein at (503) 823-0446, Mike.Weinstein@portlandoregon.gov.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204