Missing Child Found Safe


Update: Oregon DHS says Mataya Gearhart was found safe.

Original story:

The Oregon Department of Human Service needs help finding a missing teenage girl who is believed to be in danger.

16-year-old Mataya Gearhart is a foster child who went missing from Portland on the night of Thursday, June 4. She is believed to be in critical danger.

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.

Gearhart is described as being 5 feet 6 inches tall, 180 pounds.

She was last seen June 4 in Portland.

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.

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