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Authorities looking for the local homeless man and his young son, who may not be getting proper care.

Gaige BurnesThe Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find a local homeless man and his young child.

Deputies are looking for Gaige Burnes, 25, a transient believed to be in the Hillsboro area possibly near Shute Park, according to deputies.

A misdemeanor warrant has been issued for his arrest. According to Washington County's Department of Human Services, Burnes is believed to have his 3-year-old son, Colt, with him. DHS has a protective custody order out for Colt Burnes, the sheriff's office said. According the DHS, Colt could be in harm's way while in Gaige Burnes' custody, based on past incidents, and may not be receiving the care he needs.

Anyone with information about Gaige or Colt Burnes is asked to call 503-629-0111.

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