Carmen Welch: 6-year-old girl disappears in Gresham Found

UPDATE:  4/14/13 – A custody dispute lead to a false Missing Person’s report in the case of Carmen Welch. The Mother is now in jail and the the child back with her Father who has legal custody. 
Authorities are searching for a missing 6-year-old girl that has been missing since Saturday.

Carmen Alexandria Welch was last seen at her home at 1072 U.S. 26 at the Gresham apartment complex in Gresham, Ore.

She came home from a softball game at the North Gresham Elementary School on 217th Avenue with her mother around 2:15 p.m.    She left to go meet a friend at the apartment complex but never showed up.  The friend called at 3:15 p.m. when she didn’t show up and then her mother reported her missing to the police.

“Six-year-olds don’t usually go missing and that’s concerning to us,” said Gresham Police Spokesman Lt. Caludio Grandjean.

The Multnomah County Search and Rescue and four dogs have search the complex for her and one K-9 tracked her scent to the adjacent complex.

Carmen is 4 feet tall and was wearing a navy blue softball jersey with the number “4” and “Gresham Little League”on it.  She was wearing black softball pants and a black shirt under the jersey.

If you have any information please call the Gresham Police Department at 503-618-2719.

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