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Deputies fear 15-year-old Ashley Jarrell will become a victim of human trafficking

Ashley JarrellUPDATE: After seeing media reports, 15-year-old Ashley Jarrell has returned home to Aloha, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Original story: Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives asked for public assistance in locating a missing Aloha teenager on Tuesday.

Ashley Jarrell, 15, ran away from her Aloha home on Oct. 18, and last spoke to her family by phone on Nov. 5, according to deputies.

Jarrell is at risk of being a victim of human trafficking, according to Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jeff Talbot, and has a history of running away from home and being lured by adults.

Jarrell has traveled to Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver, Wash. in the past, and has taken trains to other states. Talbot said deputies believe Jarrell is traveling alone.

Jarrell is described as 5-foot, 1-inch tall, 110 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. Her hair may be dyed another color.

Jarrell functions at the level of an 11-year-old child, according to the Sheriff's Office, and may give the name Latoya Sanchez.

Talbot said there is no connection between Jarrell and a recent missing person's case involving another Aloha teenager in which two bodies were found in Portland's Forest Park on Nov. 8.

Anyone with information on Jarrell's whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.

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