Hillsboro - Aloha

Sheriff's office: Missing 15-year-old boy found safe

Sheriff's office: Missing 15-year-old boy found safe
Alex Chisholm

Update: The Washington County Sheriff's Office said Alex Chisholm was found safe Sunday morning.

The security guard spotted Chisholm hiding in some bushes near Indian Hills Elementary School in Aloha at around 6:45 a.m. Chisholm ran away when the security guard tried to talk to him. Deputies and police officers arrived at the scene and began searching the area.

A sheriff's deputy spotted Chisholm at 7:45 a.m. and took him home.

Deputies believe Chisholm stayed outside overnight, but medics checked him out and said he was fine.

Original story below.


ALOHA, Ore. – Washington County sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help finding a 15-year-old boy who they say could be in danger.

Alex Chisholm walked away from a home in the 19900 block of SW Jaylee Street in Aloha around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Deputies believe Chisholm could be in danger because of his level of functionality and other medical issues. He may have been outdoors overnight.

Chisholm lives at a group home in Cornelius. Deputies believe he may be trying to make his way back home.

Family members at the home in Aloha told deputies that Chisholm has a limited ability to ride public transportation and he may try to run away if contacted.

He’s described as 5-feet 9-inches tall and 150 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark blue sweatshirt and black shoes.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Cornelius Police Department and TriMet are helping search for Chisholm.

Anyone with information on Chisholm’s location is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 503-629-0111.