13 Year Old Ayla Venable Missing in Portland (3/23/12), OR After Being Dropped off to Meet Boy She Met On Line … Seen Leaving Mall With 15 Year Old Tremane Jarrod Salazar

Portland police are searching for 13 year old Ayla Venable, who went missing after she was dropped off outside the Lloyd Center Mall to meet up with a boy she had met on the Internet. Ayla Venable was last seen at about 1 pm Friday afternoon, March 23, 2011 when her mother dropped her off. HUH? Ayla was supposed to meet a boy between the age of 15 and 17. She was supposed to meet back up with her family at 3 pm; however, never showed.

KGW: Ayla Venable (left) – Tremane Jarrod Salazar (rt)

Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Detectives have been working with North Precinct officers and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to locate 13-year-old Ayla Venable. Ayla was last seen at about 1:00 p.m. Friday after her mother and two siblings dropped her off outside the Lloyd Center Mall, to meet up with a male subject Ayla had met on an internet website.

Ayla was supposed to meet her family back at the mall at 3:00 p.m., but has not been seen or heard from since. She and the male subject were last seen, on foot, at the east end of the mall, outside Sears. They may have walked towards Holladay Park, but their destination was unknown.

Ayla is described as follows:

  • white 13 year old female
  • five feet, two inches tall
  • weighing 120 pounds
  • long, straight, light-brown hair, with her bangs pulled back, blue eyes, and wears glasses.
  • last seen wearing a black zippered hoodie jacket with white fleece, over a dark-blue shirt, blue jeans with embroidered rear pockets, and mid-calf grey boots.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Ayla Venable was seen leaving the Lloyd Center Mall are with a boy identified as 15 year-old Tremane Jarrod Salazar. He is considered to be a juvenile runaway out of Portland.

Police suspect that she might be a runaway; however, her family state that she has never done so in the past.

Let’s get this correct … with all the issues of teens meeting individuals that they met on the Internet and all the terrible circumstances like kidnappings, assaults, rape and murder that have arisen … the girls mother actually dropped her off at a Mall to meet a total stranger and left her there unaccompanied. WTF!!! Is she INSANE!!!

If anyone has any information regarding Ayla’s whereabouts, please call 9-1-1. or contact Detective Mike Weinstein, Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit at (503) 823-0446.

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