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Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspected Kidnapper of Missing 13-Year Old Oregon City GirlTim King Salem-News.com
Authorities have changed the status of missing Samantha Dodson from endangered to kidnapped. A warrant had been issued for Kidnapping suspect, 40-year old Kelsey McCune. Call the tip line, (503) 723-4949, or 911 if you observe either person.
(OREGON CITY) - (Note: The child has been recovered and the alleged kidnapper arrested)
A Clackamas County warrant was issued today (Friday, Dec. 6, 2013) for the arrest of Kelsey "Patrick" McCune, age 40, no known address. The charge is one count of second-degree kidnapping.
McCune is believed to be traveling with endangered runaway Samantha Dodson, age 13.
A search bulletin (PDF format) containing photos of McCune with and without facial hair can be found here: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2013-12/624/69711/DodsonBulletin-NEW-PUBLIC.pdf
Other photos of Samantha Dodson are attached to this release.
McCune is described as a white male, age 40, 6 feet tall and 170 lbs., with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair. He has no known address, but is known to make money doing freelance computer work. He may be carrying large duffel bags and/or backpacks with camping-type gear.
If you see Samantha Dodson or Kelsey McCune, please call 911 immediately. Tips and info can also be sent to our Tip Line -- by calling (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
We are using the hashtag #FindSamantha on social media.
"Please share this information with anyone you know who could help ...thank you," Dodson added.
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