Mataya Gearhart

Mataya Gearhart was found safely after an alert from the state Department of Human Services.

A child who went missing from Portland was found late Friday.

Last Friday, the Oregon Department of Human Services sought help to find Mataya Gearhart, a 16-year-old foster child who went missing from Portland on May 25. She was believed to be in danger and held against her will. The Department of Human Services believed she may have been in Seaside, southern Oregon or northern California.

No further information was available due to the child welfare confidentiality laws.

“DHS is thankful for the community support to find her,” the department said in a statement.

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