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‘Person of interest’ named in search for Vancouver mom, daughter
By Aimee Plante,
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Vancouver police have identified a person of interest in the disappearance of a mother and child who were last seen on the morning of March 12, as well as 3 cars connected to the case.
A man named Kirkland Warren may have been the last person with Meshay Melendez, 27, and her 8-year-old daughter Layla Stewart before their disappearance, according to police.
Investigators say Melendez and Stewart were last seen in the area of Vancouver Mall Drive and Northeast 77th Avenue, and Melendez’s car was discovered near the area on March 19.
Authorities arrested Warren on March 19 on charges of tampering with a witness, illegally possessing a firearm and violating a domestic violence order that protects Melendez.
He is currently being held in the Clark County Jail on bail of $1,120,000.
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