(Courtesy/Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Detectives are asking for tips to help find Ezra Mayhugh, a missing 17-year-old boy from the Salem area.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office learned Mayhugh may be the victim of an online catfishing scheme, according to a Tuesday news release.
Mayhugh was last seen Oct. 15 after a friend dropped him off in downtown Salem. After he didn't return home the next day, he was reported as a runaway to the sheriff's office.
He is about 5'11", weighs 130 pounds and has blonde hair with brown eyes.
"Investigative leads suggest it is possible he may have traveled to either Washington or California. The focus of our investigation is to help safely reunite Mayhugh with his family," the news release said.
Investigators asked anyone who may have had contact with Mayhugh since Oct. 15 to contact detective M.J. Sphoon at 503-588-6808 or submit a tip by texting TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411.