Statewide Alert Issued for Missing 14-Year Old Believed in Danger

5/31/22 UPDATE: Officials have announced that he has been found and is no longer considered to be in danger.

The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Trenton Yellowtail, age 14, a child in foster care who went missing from Portland on May 26. He is believed to be in danger.

Trenton is suspected to in the Lents neighborhood of Portland. He may also be trying to travel to Washington or Montana.

ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find Trenton and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see him.

Name: Trenton Yellowtail
Pronouns: He/him
Date of birth: June 3, 2007
Height: 5-foot-9
Weight: 170 pounds
Hair: Dark brown
Eye color: Brown
Other identifying information: Trenton often wears a hoodie. When he was last seen his face was swollen due to injuries.

Gresham Police Department Case #22-19408
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1451699

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.

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