This posted has been updated, and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
A La Grande 11-year-old who went missing from his home Sunday evening was located Tuesday afternoon in Portland and his mother is in police custody, according to the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Jackson Cox was found in a Portland hotel with his mother, 51-year-old Wendy Cox, roughly 42 hours after he was reported missing Sunday.
According to a UCSO press release, the sheriff’s office received a tip from a citizen at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on the whereabouts of the youth. UCSO contacted the Portland Police Bureau, which located Wendy and Jackson less than an hour later.
Wendy Cox was taken into custody, while Child Protective Services is assisting with helping transport Jackson Cox back to Union County.
Jackson was originally reported missing about 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. Union County Search and Rescue was dispatched shortly after the youth was reported missing, and a request by the sheriff’s office for public assistance was issued Monday afternoon.
The original press release stated UCSO had evidence suggesting Jackson was taken by his mother, who does not have lawful custody. Wendy Cox has a felony warrant for unrelated charges on file.