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News Release
Update: Runaway 15-Year-Old Girl Returned Home Safe - 11/14/17

November 14, 2017 - 15-year-old runaway Ashley returned home on her own this afternoon upon seeing the media coverage. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and media for their assistance. The original media released is below.

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Detectives Need Public's Help Finding At-Risk 15-Year-Old Girl

November 14, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help finding 15-year-old Ashley Jarrell, who ran away from her home in Aloha on October 18, 2017. Her family last spoke to her by phone on November 5.

Detectives believe Ashley is at risk of becoming a human trafficking victim and has a history of being lured by adults during past incidents.

In the past, Ashley has been known to stay in downtown Portland, Beaverton, Aloha, or Vancouver, and she has also taken trains to other states. At this point, detectives do not have specific information on where she may be.

Ashley is described as 5'1" tall, 110 pounds, with shoulder length hair and hazel eyes. Ashley's hair is naturally light brown but may be dyed another color. Ashley functions at the level of an 11-year-old child. Ashley may also give the name "Latoya Sanchez."

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

The Portland metropolitan region remains an active area for human trafficking. The Sheriff's Office conducts regular missions to identify and arrest human trafficking suspects, as well as to find and rescue both underage and adult trafficking victims.

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