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Missing Eugene girl found safe in Portland

by: PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU - McKenzie Bloesinger-Wong Portland police said Central Precinct officers found a missing Eugene teenager early Friday morning, hours after she had been reported missing in downtown Portland.

Officers said 18-year-old McKenzie Bloesinger-Wong was safe. She had voluntarily and purposely out of touch with her family and friends. She is no longer considered a missing person.

Bloesinger-Wong is missing with her 2001 Ford Explorer SUV, burgundy in color, with Oregon license plates 648 EKE.

According to police, Bloesinger-Wong, a recent high school graduate, was reported missing to police early Friday after she became separated from her boyfriend while visiting Portland.

Bloesinger-Wong was reported to have been last seen in the area of Northwest Fifth Avenue and Flanders Street at approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday. Her boyfriend flagged down a Central Precinct sergeant, at 1:21 a.m. Friday, after searching the downtown area for her or her vehicle, without success. Officers entered McKenzie into the state Law Enforcement Data System as a missing person.

Missing Persons Unit detectives were brought into the investigation.