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(CLACKAMAS, Ore.) — An “endangered” Oregon teenager has been found in good condition, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Samantha Dodson, 13, who had been last seen Tuesday night, was found Saturday in a wooded area near a mobile home park just outside Oregon City with 40-year-old Kelsey McCune.

Police were concerned that Dodson was an “endangered runaway,” especially after discovering that she had been traveling with McCune, a family friend who authorities said was a possible transient with no permanent address.

The pair was found after a resident reported seeing them near a mobile home park.  A SWAT team was used to locate the pair due to the area’s remote location and size.

McCune was arrested after being apprehended.  A warrant had been issued for his arrest on Friday for second-degree kidnapping.

It was unclear whether the teen left home willingly, but police said she does not have a history of running away.

At a press conference last week, Dodson’s sister Sarah spoke for their family and pleaded for her sister to return home, according to ABC News affiliate KATU-TV in Portland.

“It’s cold out there, and you just can’t be out there in the cold,” Sarah Dodson said.  “Please call us or call 911 to let us know you’re safe… Your family and friends love, and we miss you.”

A hashtag, #FindSamantha, was started on Twitter to raise awareness of the search for Samantha.

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