Missing Oregon girl found safe in Vancouver

Authorities had worried she was a human trafficking victim

By Stevie Mathieu, Columbian assistant metro editor

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photoAdrian Brown, as seen in this photo provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

A missing Aloha, Ore., Oregon girl whom police worried was a human trafficking victim was found safe in Vancouver, officials with the Washington County (Ore.) Sheriff's Department said tonight.

Adrian Brown, 15, was spotted at a convenience store, and someone alerted the Vancouver Police Department to her location. Brown was taken into custody "without incident" and will be returned to her guardian in Oregon, according to the sheriff's department.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department issued a bulletin Saturday night seeking the public’s help finding Brown, who had been missing since March. The bulletin said she may have been in the company of an unidentified man who is at least twice her age and who may have been encouraging her to engage in illegal activity.