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October 22, 2001 00:00


On October 17, 2001, the Portland Police Bureau’s Family Services Division and Community Health Services took a child into protective custody. The child had reportedly been in the custody of at least 2 separate caregivers over the past 5 weeks. The most recent caregiver indicated that the child had been passed from caregiver to caregiver.

Community Health Services has received an enormous response since making this information available to the public. The response has overwhelmed their ability to handle the incoming information. In an effort to assist Community Health Services, the Portland Police Bureau’s Family Services Division has now initiated an investigation and will accept information from the public. Detective Sergeant Marilyn Donner is the lead investigator.

The Portland Metro Crime Stoppers Program is offering a cash reward for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, which leads to a resolution in this case, and you need not give your name.

Effective immediately, anyone with information that would help investigators identify the child or her parent(s) should call Crime Stoppers at (503) 823-HELP (4357). Because the message system at the Department of Human Services reached it’s capacity this past weekend, investigators request that you call (503) 823-4357 to again provide information even if you previously reported the information to the Department of Human Services. Do not call the police to request information on how to adopt the child.

A photograph of the child is available via e-mail from the Portland Police Bureau Identification Division.


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Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204



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