Missing St. Helens boy found; dad, girlfriend arrested

13-year-old River Casino Elder was found safe Wednesday

13-year-old River Casino Elder was reported missing May 24. (St. Helens Police)
13-year-old River Casino Elder was reported missing May 24. (St. Helens Police)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A father and his girlfriend were arrested on Saturday in connection with a 13-year-old boy’s disappearance.

St. Helens Police say 13-year-old River Casino Elder was reported missing on Wednesday May 24 by his grandmother, who recently was awarded custody of him when he was removed from the custody of his father.

On Saturday, officers contacted River’s father Marvin Elder, 45, and his girlfriend Tiffany Kelly, 34, at their home in Rainier. They believe the two knew where River was.

Officers arrested the couple for interfering with a police officer.

St. Helens Police on Wednesday said River was found with his 17-year-old brother at an empty house in Rainier.