Missing child alert -- Missing foster child is believed to be in danger

Oregon Department of Human Services

(Salem, Ore.) – Mataya Gearhart, age 16, is a foster child who went missing from Portland, Ore. on the night of Monday, May 26. She is believed to be in critical danger and may be held against her will.

The Oregon Department of Human Services asks the public to help in the effort to find her and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her. She is believed to be in Seaside, Oregon with an adult male named "Torry Stewart." She may also be in southern Oregon or northern California.  

Name: Mataya Gearhart
Date of birth: Nov. 7, 2003
Height: 5’06
Weight: 180 pounds

Portland Police Bureau Case #20-172655

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children # 1391926
Mataya Gearhart was last seen Monday, May 26 in Portland, Ore., and was first identified as missing the morning of Tuesday, May 27. 

Anyone who suspects they have information about Mataya Gearhart’s location should call 911 or local law enforcement.

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. You can also report child abuse by calling a local police department, county sheriff, county juvenile department, or Oregon State Police.