Missing Child Alert — Missing Foster Child Zion Gallaher is Still Missing, and is Believed to Be in Serious Danger

Posted on July 2, 2020

Oregon Department of Human Services 7/2/2020

(Salem, Ore.) – Zion Gallaher, age 16, is a foster child who went missing from Portland, Oregon on June 7, 2020. is still missing He is believed to be in serious danger. Because of his mental health and behavioral challenges, he may present higher functioning than he actually is, or may behave erratically.

The Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Program, asks the public to help in the effort to find him and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see him. He knows the downtown Portland, Sandy and Independence, Oregon areas well.

Name: Zion Gallaher
Date of birth: Jan. 8, 2004
Height: 5’10
Weight: 180 pounds
Portland Police Case #20-185646
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1392960

Anyone who suspects they have information about Zion Gallaher’s location should call 911 or local law enforcement.

A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing. As DHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances when it is determined necessary. Sometimes, in these situations, a child may go missing repeatedly, resulting in more than one media alert for the same child.

Report child abuse to the Oregon Child Abuse Hotline by calling 1-855-503-SAFE (7233).  This toll-free number allows you to report abuse of any child or adult to the Oregon Department of Human Services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.


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