Here'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