PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 16-year-old boy has been missing since October 10 in Clackamas County.
Doug Faoa apparently left the Inn Home for Boys to go for a walk and never returned. He was seen at the O.C. Point shopping center in Oregon City, near Clackamas Community College, around 4 p.m. the same day. Police said someone from a church who didn’t realize he was missing gave him a ride to the shopping center.
His caretakers believed he was heading for the Clackamas Town Center and was due back around 9 p.m.
Doug is black, 5-foot-9 with brown hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing grey jeans, a grey and white hooded sweatshirt and a black vest jacket.
His foster mom, Carol Palmer, told KOIN 6 News Doug has been living with her for nearly 3 years and was attending South Albany High School.
Palmer said Doug had been having some emotional issues and his caseworker took him to the Portland area Oct. 10 to check him into a 3-month treatment program at the Inn Home for Boys off Southeast 72nd Avenue near Johnson Creek.
Palmers said the caseworker emailed her the next morning, saying Doug had been given permission to go on a walk when he arrived at the treatment facility but he never returned. DHS confirmed Doug was allowed out for a walk. The treatment house for about 14 boys is not a locked facility.
Doug promised his foster mom before he left that he would call her, Palmer said. She said he’s not a runaway and has never been outside of the Albany area.
“He’s never been there before, doesn’t know the area they let him go for a walk — he’s likely lost, he doesn’t know where he’s at,” Palmer said.
Palmer worries Doug is scared and fears he’ll be in trouble for leaving.
A group of foster parents planned to help in the search for Doug on Wednesday evening by handing out fliers near the Clackamas Town Center.
If you see Doug, call 911.