WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) – Authorities in Clackamas County are looking for 13-year-old Kylee J. Dixon of Wilsonville, who they believe is with her mother, Christina Dixon.
The Clackamas County Sheriffâ€™s Office said there is a â€śsubstantial concernâ€ť for Kyleeâ€™s wellbeing and she needs medical care.
According to the agency, her mom is ignoring a court order requiring her to bring Kylee to the Oregon Department of Human Services. For that reason, CCSO has issued a pick-up order for the teen, who, according to friends and family, is battling cancer.
Investigators confirm Kylee was previously a ward of the state but was allowed to live with her mom. They said Christina was recently granted full custody of her daughter.
According to a recent post on Facebook set up by the family, Kylee is in â€śgreat careâ€ť and with her mom. The post also states, the teenâ€™s tumor has shrunk with the use of CBD oil and naturopathic treatments.
In a video posted to YouTube this past April, Kylee appears to make a public plea, asking others to help her mom care for her in a natural way against what, she admits, are her doctorâ€™s orders.
In the video, Kylee explains she underwent six months of chemotherapy at Doernbecher Childrenâ€™s Hospital until her mom had her discharged, seeking a natural treatment instead.
Investigators told FOX 12, there is a history of Kyleeâ€™s mom not following up with medical care or advice. FOX 12 contacted Oregon DHS to confirm but the agency said it will not comment on this case.
OHSUâ€™s Doernbecher Childrenâ€™s Hospital sent FOX 12 a similar response to a request for comment, stating, â€śfor patient privacy reasons, OHSU wonâ€™t discuss details of this case.â€ť
CCSO will continue its search for Christina and Kylee. Investigators believe Christina is driving a white 2012 smart car with blue trim and Oregon license plate number 308frh.
Officials said if they find them, Christina could face criminal charges.
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