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  • Forest family had an elaborate camp among trees. (Older Story)

    01/06/2005 9:32:18 AM PST · by Yonkers Finest · 36 replies · 646+ views
    KATU 2 NEWS ^ | May 20, 2004 | Unknown
    PORTLAND, ORE. - A man and his 12-year-old daughter spent the last four years living in a remote hillside in Portland's Forest Park, police said. The pair was discovered in a dense, wooded area by an Australian cross-country runner and his wife. They reported seeing an older man with white bushy hair and a beard, and a young girl at what appeared to be a "well-established transient camp." They called police on April 28. That afternoon, North Precinct Sgt. Michael Barkley sent four officers on all-terrain vehicles to find the pair but they didn't find them. "We had very little...
  • Father And Daughter Had An Elaborate Camp

    05/20/2004 6:08:07 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 139 replies · 1,101+ views
    Father And Daughter Had An Elaborate Camp Rather than live on the streets and expose Ruth to alcohol and drugs, Frank said, they hiked deep into Forest Park and built a lean-to. "The amazing part of this was the fact that Sergeant Barkley really evaluated what was best for these people," North Precinct Cmdr. Scott Anderson said. "Sometimes police would be a little quicker to hand things off to state workers. But instead ... he saw this through to the end." PORTLAND, ORE. - A man and his 12-year-old daughter spent the last four years living in a remote...
  • Father, child lived in homemade shelter in Portland city park for four years

    05/21/2004 4:00:00 PM PDT · by protest1 · 58 replies · 199+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 20, 2004 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Father, child lived in homemade shelter in Portland city park for four years ASSOCIATED PRESS 1:19 p.m. May 20, 2004 PORTLAND, Ore. – A man and his 12-year-old daughter spent four years living in a remote hillside in Portland's Forest Park, until they were spotted by a runner last month, police say. Tipped by the runner, officers found a tarp-covered, wood-framed shelter deep in the park, covering sleeping bags, a Bible, a stack of old World Book Encyclopedias, and tools. A rope swing, a tilled vegetable garden and a small creek were nearby. A police dog found the pair huddled...
  • Forest family had an elaborate camp among trees

    05/21/2004 11:39:30 PM PDT · by Reagan is King · 18 replies · 2,619+ views
    www.katu.com ^ | May 20, 2004 | KATU news
    Forest family had an elaborate camp among trees PORTLAND, ORE. - A man and his 12-year-old daughter spent the last four years living in a remote hillside in Portland's Forest Park, police said. The pair was discovered in a dense, wooded area by an Australian cross-country runner and his wife. They reported seeing an older man with white bushy hair and a beard, and a young girl at what appeared to be a "well-established transient camp." They called police on April 28. That afternoon, North Precinct Sgt. Michael Barkley sent four officers on all-terrain vehicles to find the pair but...