Salem, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Taylor Halbrook, age 16, a child in foster care who was reported missing from SE Portland December 24, 2022. She is believed to be in danger.
ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find Taylor and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her.
Taylor may be in the Portland metro area. She is known to spend time in SE Portland, Oregon City, and the Medford areas. She may be with James Austin Buchanan.
Name: Taylor Halbrook
Gender identity: Female
Date of birth: 09/11/06
Eye color: Hazel
Hair color: Dark Brown
Other identifying characteristics: Dark rimmed glasses, wearing velvet silver sweatpants and long sleeve black shirt
Law enforcement agency and case #PPB 22.339649
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1468871
A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or are missing. ODHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety. Media alerts will be issued in some circumstances when it is determined necessary. Sometimes, in these situations, a child may disappear repeatedly, resulting in more than one media alert for the same child.
Report child abuse to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233). This toll-free number allows you to report abuse of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.