CCSO: Missing OC girl likely with 40-year-old suspect
The search is continuing for an Oregon City girl with the help of the FBI and other agencies. SWAT personnel, working with search-and-rescue coordinators, are searching the Newell Creek area in Oregon City.
Authorities believe Samantha Dodson, 13, and Kelsey "Patrick" McCune, 40, may be using public transit. They may also have camping equipment, police say. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is concerned about Dodson's welfare because of the record-cold temperatures expected to last for days leading CCSO to deploy extra resources in this case.
Dodson's family and law enforcement are deeply concerned, and urge her to contact 911 or family as soon as possible to make sure she is safe. She is described as a white female, 5-foot-4 and 125 pounds, with brown eyes and a slim build. Her hair was recently dyed red.
Her parents had the following statement for her:
Sami, your mom and dad are worried about you. Your brothers and sisters are worried about you. Your friends are worried about you. It's cold out there, and you just can't be out in that cold.
Please call us, or call 911, and let us know you're safe. Please come home.
A lot of worried people are out looking for you right now. Your friends are sharing their concern and spreading the word. And the community is doing everything they can to find you.
Please call and let ALL of us know you're okay.
Your family and friends love and miss you.
McCune has no known address, but is known to make money doing freelance computer work. He may be carrying large duffel bags and/or backpacks with camping-type gear. He is described as a white male, 6-feet tall and 170 pounds, with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair.
Thanks to the help and cooperation of the FBI and Clear Channel, a new billboard is going up on McLoughlin Boulevard featuring the latest known photo of Samantha Dodson. Two more Clear Channel billboards are also planned for Washington County.
If you see Samantha Dodson or Kelsey McCune, call 911 immediately. Tips and info can also be made by calling 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html