Missing Girl May Be With Homeless Man Her Family Fed on Thanksgiving

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samantha dodsonHere's a story that may make you question who your friends are. An Oregon family is in the midst of a harrowing ordeal as police make a public plea for the return of their missing daughter. Samantha Dodson is just 13, and she hasn't been seen since Tuesday night.

Cops believe the teenager may have run away with a 40-year-old homeless man who is friends with the girl's father! Or at least, Kelsey McCune WAS friends with Samantha's dad. No telling now.

Samantha was seen Tuesday night, but when someone went to wake her up on Wednesday morning for school, the girl was gone. Now cops believe she may be with McCune, a friend of Samantha's dad who had just eaten Thanksgiving dinner with the family. There's no indication why the two would be together, but Samantha's sister has told media she's worried about the "relationship" between the girl and the older man.

Although they believe Samantha might have run away with him, they're calling her an "endangered" child.

It's a heckuva position to be in as a parent. You're worried about your child, first and foremost, and on the other hand, you're wondering what the heck your supposed friend is up to? After you broke bread with him?

Because McCune is a transient with no known address, cops are having a hard time finding him and hence finding Samantha. They're asking the public to spread information about her and him in hopes that they can bring her back home.

So here it is. Samantha Dodson is 5 feet 4 inches tall and 125 pounds with brown eyes and hair she recently dyed red. Kelsey McCune is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at 503-723-4949.

Will you be sharing Samantha's photos?


Image via Clackamas County Sheriff

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nonmember avatar Sara

As the saying goes... No good deed will go unpunished.

missm... missmariah76

She is the daughter of one of my sisters good friends- her parents are worried sick :(

nonmember avatar Frank

I no this dude and he was staying in norh Portland last time I seen him amonth ago he has been known to hang out and stayed wit freinds in north portland around mckenna ave

IHear... IHeartCake

 To the girl: on the tiny chance you are reading this, please go home or call the police at 911 to come take you home.  You can call 911 from any phone, such as in a store or any pay phone.  Don't be embarrassed, just be strong and get yourself home, because your parents need to know you're okay.  You can sit down and talk it all out with them. At the very least, you must call your parents and talk to them.  Not knowing where your child is just horrendous for parents!  Even if you have mixed feelings about your relationship with them, or you're afraid they'll be mad, they just want to know you're okay and give you a hug.  You can work out any differences together. 

IHear... IHeartCake

Frank, you must call the police and tell them everything you know about him!


Sasha Thrailkill

Frank, this girl is sister of my friend. I sent this information to the family, who passed it on to the detectives. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call the police with any information.

nonmember avatar Kevin Christoph

Alternate headline for this story: Homeless man accused of kidnapping by journalist without evidence.

nonmember avatar jen

the girl was found yesterday safe and he was taken into custody

nonmember avatar jen

the girl was found yesterday safe and he was taken into custody

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