Missing Gresham girl found safe

Update (03/14/17 2:20 p.m.) — A missing Gresham girl was found in an abandoned house with several other children, two of which were runaways, police said.

“A neighbor of the house where she was, said they recognize the people from this video and we think the little girl is with these people,” Gresham Detective Adam Baker told KGW. “We rushed over there and found her on the porch.”

Police said 9-year-old Elisa Salmeron apparently bought a MAX train ticket with the aid of two people late Monday night. The group got off the bus at the 148th Avenue station and walked away. The two people turned out to be runaway children.

Salmeron was found at an abandoned home near 142nd and Burnside along with three other children, including a preteen, police said.

Police said there is no indication of any crime. The girl had a suitcase, but it’s not clear whether she had plans to run away from home.

Gresham, Ore. – The Gresham Police Department said 9-year-old missing girl Elisa Salmeron was found safe. She was returned to her mother Tuesday morning.

The Gresham Police Department said Salmeron was last seen around 9:30 Monday night at her residence near 162nd Avenue and Burnside Street.

Salmeron was described as Native American, around 4 feet tall, wearing a purple jacket, a t-shirt that says “free hugs and white pajama bottoms with candy cane hearts.

Police said there is no evidence of foul play at this time but they were very concerned for her safety based on her age and the time of day she went missing

The case is under investigation.

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