Missing Foster Child Located


Update: Mataya Gearhart was located late Friday night.

Original story:

The Oregon Department of Human Services is asking for help finding 16-year-old Mataya Gearhart is a foster child who went missing from Portland on the night of Monday, May 26. She is believed to be in critical danger and may be held against her will.

The Oregon Department of Human Services asks the public to help in the effort to find her and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her. She is believed to be in Seaside, Oregon with an adult male named "Torry Stewart." She may also be in southern Oregon or northern California.

Mataya Gearhart is 5' 6" tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone who suspects they have information about Mataya Gearhart’s location should call 911 or local law enforcement.

Report child abuse to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). This toll-free number allows you to report abuse of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. You can also report child abuse by calling a local police department, county sheriff, county juvenile department, or Oregon State Police.

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