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Missing 9-year-old girl from SE Portland found safe

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UPDATE: A 9-year-old girl reported missing from Southeast Portland has been found and is home safe.

Police say Mary Hinika was safely returned home by an alert community member who saw her walking alone at Northeast 162nd Avenue and San Rafael Drive, which is about 3 miles north of her home.


The Portland Police Bureau is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 9-year-old girl from Southeast Portland.

Mary Hinika is described as black, 4’ tall with a thin build and long black hair that is braided in the front. She is wearing a pink and white robe, pink and white pajamas, pink shoes and carrying a pink backpack.

Mary was reported missing by her mother at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday from their home in the 3000 block of Southeast 171st Drive. She was last seen at about 7:45 p.m. at a neighborhood market at Southeast 174th Avenue and Division Street.

Police say there is no information to indicate foul play and it is believed she may be wandering in the area. 

Officers from the East Precinct, Transit Police Division, Traffic Division and the Gresham Police Department are searching the area from Southeast 162nd to 182nd avenues, Powell Boulevard to Stark Street. The Portland Police Air Support Division is flying above the area to assist with the search. Volunteers from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue are also assisting.

Anyone who sees her is asked to immediately call 911.

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