PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 15-year-old North Plains girl who hadn’t been seen since Friday night was found safe on Monday, family confirmed to KOIN 6 News.
Lucas Klein told KOIN 6 News just before 6 p.m. Monday that his daughter contacted them and was safe. They reunited soon after that. Details of where she was remain unclear at this time.
Crystal Klein said she took her daughter, Taylor, to a friend’s house in Northwest Portland for a Friday night sleepover. She hadn’t seen her daughter since.
Crystal and her husband Lucas began searching for their daughter Saturday evening once it became apparent Taylor wasn’t where she said she was. They texted with her Saturday morning and “she said she wanted to stay another night. And I told her no,” Lucas told KOIN 6 News.
She said she would be back at their North Plains home around 6 p.m. Around 3 p.m. her parents texted again to make sure she was headed home. She never responded and their text messages stopped being delivered to her phone.
“So we called the friend that she was supposed to be spending the night with and her friend spilled the beans, you know, and said that it was all a big ruse,” Lucas said. “She wanted to hang out with friends down here (in Portland).”
Taylor is an avid user of social media, her mother said, and noted she hadn’t been on social media in more than a day, nor had she been in contact with any of her friends.
Both parents said this is totally out of character for their daughter.
They filed a police report and Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies were in touch with a 19-year-old man she may have met up with, a person her parents don’t know.
“She’s a good kid. She’s never done this before,” Lucas said.
“We would do and give anything to have her back right now,” Crystal said. “Anything.”