The Saco Police Department is reporting that they have located Elaina Dorsey, who was reported missing by Sweetser Children’s Services, where she is a resident. She is in the custody of the Portland Police Department, officials said.
Dorsey, 16, who is in the custody of the state Department of Health and Human Services, had recently been staying at the Preble Street Lighthouse shelter in Portland. Investigators have determined that she was in the North Deering section of Portland.
Dorsey was first reported missing on Oct. 9, but was in contact with DHHS and Saco police through phone calls, emails and text messages, although she refused to tell authorities where she was or meet with them. Saco police requested assistance from the public and released information on the department’s Facebook page on Nov. 22.