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Missing newborn baby has been found, officials say

The infant was reported missing Wednesday. ODHS officials previously said the child's parents may have been planning to flee the state.
Oregon Department of Human Services building. (Photo: KOBBI R. BLAIR / Statesman Journal )

PORTLAND, Ore. — A newborn baby boy who was reported missing earlier this week has been found, the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) announced Thursday.

ODHS put out a news release Wednesday asking for the public's help to find the infant, who had last been seen with his parents in Portland on Monday. Authorities said at the time that the child might be in danger.

Kanon Zee was born just eight days earlier, on July 24, before he went missing with his parents, Jonathan Darian and Kara Zee, on Aug. 1. 

The original ODHS press release said the parents were known to frequent a homeless encampment near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Halsey Street, but they may have been planning to flee the state or the country.

Thursday's news release stated only that Kanon had been found and that the department appreciated the community's support in locating him. ODHS officials declined to provide further information about the case or answer questions about the infant's condition, citing federal child privacy laws.

The Portland Police Bureau subsequently tweeted a message stating that an officer had found the infant after receiving a tip from a Portland General Electric employee, and included a picture of the officer with the baby. The infant was "alive and seemed to be doing well," PPB said.

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