5/31/22 UPDATE: Authorities say the missing teen has been found. No additional information was released.
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Mercedes “Bow” Dunnington, age 16, a child in foster care who went missing from Bend on May 27, 2022. She is believed to be in danger.
ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find Bow and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her.
Bow is known to spend time at the local parks, gas stations and homeless encampments in Bend. She also goes by the name Katie.
Name: Mercedes “Bow” Dunnington
Date of birth: Jan. 10, 2006
Weight: 187 pounds
Hair: Dyed blond
Eye color: Green
Other identifying information: Bow was last seen wearing a fleece red and black button up jacket with a hood.
Bend Police Department Case #22-28935
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1450997
A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing. As ODHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances when it is determined necessary. Sometimes, in these situations, a child may go missing repeatedly, resulting in more than one media alert for the same child.