Portland Police Bureau's Missing Person's Unit is investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn, who was last seen March 19 getting on the No. 72 TriMet bus near Northeast 82nd Avenue and the eastside MAX station.

The bureau reported Monday, March 28, that investigators were concerned because they had been unable to find Vaughn. They also believe she could be at risk. They are treating her disappearance as a missing person's case.

Vaughn's family has worked for more than a week to find clues to her disappearance. Police originally thought Vaughn had run away.

Vaughn is a student at Helensview School on Northeast Sumner Street. She is African American, 5-foot-2, 115 pounds with shoulder-length hair. She was wearing yellow sweats, navy blue converse and a black leather jacket.

The girl's family said she called her mother between 5 and 7 p.m. from a Taco Bell restaurant near 82nd Avenue. She also called again at 7:56 p.m.

Since then, Vaughn's family has not heard from the girl.

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