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Sheriffs Office seeks help locating girl reported as runaway

by: Submitted photo Serena Alsteen, 16, was last seen Friday. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call 503-846-2524.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a Beaverton girl who was reported as a runaway on Aug. 10.

Serena Alsteen, 16, was last seen on Friday, Aug. 12, at 12:30 a.m. near the intersection of Southwest Wynwood Avenue and Walker Road. She was wearing a black, zippered hoodie jacket with a purple design and a navy blue tank top, white gym shorts with a navy blue stripe and a red paint stain, pink flip-flops, and was carrying a long-board skateboard. She may also have a black backpack.

Serena is 5-foot-2, weighs between 120 and 125 pounds and has long auburn hair past her waist that is probably being worn up to change her appearance. She has brown eyes and often wears glasses, a bandana on her head and has six piercings in her right ear and two piercings in her left ear.

She is reportedly depressed and has made suicidal statements to friends, said Sgt. David Thompson, sheriff's office spokesman.

'(Detectives) are concerned that she might be in danger and the parents have exhausted their resources in trying to find her,' Thompson said.

Serena has no money or identification with her, but is known to frequent MAX light-rail trains and TriMet buses.

Anyone who has seen Serena is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2524 or Det. Gary Jensen at 503-849-4958.

If she is within sight, witnesses should immediately call 911.