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Missing girl turns up at Gresham MAX station

Hailey Nory-Wilson, 12, was cold but unharmed


Hailey Nory-WilsonThe 12-year-old autistic girl missing for nearly eight hours late Sunday evening turned up safe at Gresham’s Central Station early Monday. She was reunited with her parents at about 3:45 a.m. Oct. 28 after she used a phone to call her mother.

Beaverton police said Hailey Nory-Wilson, who was reported missing by her family at about 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, apparently walked onto a MAX train and traveled to Gresham. Her stepfather, Kent Wilson, told KOIN Local 6 that Hailey had only traveled on MAX one other time. She had memorized her mother’s cell phone number, he said.

Gresham police reported that Hailey was cold but otherwise in good shape. Part of the MAX Blue Line in Gresham was stopped for a short time until police found the girl and took her into protective custody.

When Hailey went missing Sunday evening from the Extended Stay Hotel at 875 S.W. 158th Ave., her family said she was wearing a light colored hoodie, black shirt and slippers. Her family said she was not familiar with the neighborhood and she did not have any friends or family living in the area.

At one point, an airplane equipped with heat sensors assisted in the search.

KOIN Local 6 reporter Brent Weisberg contributed to this news story.



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