Two arrested in missing teen case

Investigation finds she was staying with woman and her son

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: April 10, 2013, 2:41 PM

 

Vancouver police arrested two people Wednesday for allegedly harboring a runaway teen who was found Tuesday.

Lori M. Kingrey, 50, and her 17-year-old son were arrested on suspicion of harboring a runaway, Isabella Castillo, 16, according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department.

Castillo had been missing from her home in central Vancouver for more than two weeks. Based on a tip from a friend, the family feared she was involved in sex-trafficking.

She was found by police safe and unharmed Tuesday and is currently staying with family friends.

An investigation revealed that Castillo had been staying at Kingrey’s home in the 900 block of West 17th Street, the news release said. The 17-year-boy is supposedly Castillo’s boyfriend.

Kingrey was booked into the Clark County Jail and her son was taken to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

“We’re having a difficult time that a parent would allow this anguish for 15 days,” said Cymany O’Brien, Castillo’s aunt and guardian. “As a parent, (Kingrey) had a responsibility.”