WILSONVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — A teenager deemed a ward of the state and her mother are being sought by police after the teen didn’t show up for a scheduled surgery on June 6.
Kylee Dixon is with her mother, 35-year-old Christina Gale Dixon. Dixon is ignoring a court order to bring the 13-year-old to the Department of Human Services.
Investigators won’t get into specifics about the teen’s medical condition. But in recent months her mother has been very vocal on social media about her daughter’s battle with liver cancer.
According to posts from the mother and family members on Facebook, Christina Dixon has been relying on natural medicine to treat her daughter’s cancer, including CBD oil.
“Kylee was allowed to live with her mother while being a ward of the state,” Clackamas County Sgt. Marcus Mendoza told KOIN 6 News. “Kylee had a surgery scheduled for June 6. DHS was present when that was to occur, but unfortunately Kylee and her mother did not show up.”
The next day, Mendoza said, DHS got a court order to take custody of Kylee.
“It was apparent when law enforcement went to serve this order that Kylee was no longer there,” he said.
The Dixons have lived in Wilsonville and most recently in Gresham.
There were concerns for Kylee’s wellbeing, he said, and DHS, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Wilsonville police are all working together.
On Monday, authorities asked the public to help spot Kylee because authorities believe she needs medical treatment.
“We’re really hoping that Kylee or her mom contacts us and that we get her the medical treatment that she needs,” Mendoza said. “We’ll take help from the public. If somebody sees her mom, sees her vehicle, contact us to let us know where they might be at.”
At this writing, they have not heard from Kylee or Christina Dixon.
In a statement to KOIN 6 News, the Oregon Department of Human Services said:
“Protecting the safety, health and well-being of Oregon children is our priority. We appreciate the public’s help in locating the youth to receive the care she needs, however, we will not be providing information about the family beyond what was shared by the Wilsonville Police Department.”