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Missing Bend Teen Found

UPDATE: Oregon DHS says Mercedes "Bo" Dunnington was found safe on Saturday.


BEND, OR -- (05/20/2022) The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), Child Welfare Division, asks the public to help find Mercedes “Bo” Dunnington, age 16, a child in foster care who went missing from Bend on May 15, 2022. She is believed to be in danger. ODHS asks the public for help in the effort to find Bo and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see her.

Bo is known to spend time at the local parks and gas stations in Bend. She also goes by the name Katie:

  • Name: Mercedes “Bo” Dunnington
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Date of birth: Jan. 10, 2006
  • Height: 5-foot-6
  • Weight: 187 pounds
  • Hair: Dyed blond 
  • Eye color: Green

Bo was last seen wearing a fleece red and black button up jacket with a hood.
Bend Police Department Case #22-26762
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1450997

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