Oregon schoolgirl, 3, found dead in river after mom took 22 hours to report her missing

Milana Li, 13, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a stream in Beaverton, Oregon - near Portland.  The Conestoga Middle Schooler was last seen on Sunday night, but was not reported missing until around 1 p.m. Monday and was considered a

Milana Li, 13, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a stream in Beaverton, Oregon - near Portland.  The Conestoga Middle Schooler was last seen on Sunday night, but was not reported missing until around 1 p.m. Monday and was considered a

The mysterious death of an Oregon schoolgirl whose body was found in a stream after her mother reported her missing nearly 24 hours after she disappeared is considered a homicide.

Milana Li, 13, had not been seen since 4pm on Sunday when she was seen around her family’s apartment near Murray Boulevard and Scholls Ferry Road, but was not reported missing until 1pm the following day.

The teen’s mother told police the schoolgirl was a “runaway” and may have been wearing “checkered pajamas with white lettering on the side and a dark hooded sweatshirt” when she disappeared.

Her body was found around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Westside Linear Park, near the intersection of Barrows Road and Horizon Boulevard, after police were called to the area on a report of “suspicious circumstances,” Beaverton police said in a statement. declaration.

The body of the Conestoga Middle School sixth-grader was taken to the autopsy lab, where her death was ultimately ruled homicide, but it’s unclear how she died.

Milana Li, 13, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a stream in Beaverton, Oregon - near Portland.  The Conestoga Middle Schooler was last seen on Sunday night, but was not reported missing until around 1 p.m. Monday and was considered a

Milana Li, 13, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a stream in Beaverton, Oregon - near Portland.  The Conestoga Middle Schooler was last seen on Sunday night, but was not reported missing until around 1 p.m. Monday and was considered a

Milana Li, 13, was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a stream in Beaverton, Oregon – near Portland. The Conestoga Middle Schooler was last seen on Sunday night, but was not reported missing until around 1 p.m. Monday and was considered a “runaway.” Police found her body in the Westside Linear Park stream and have since deemed her death murder

Police found the girl's body in Westside Linear Park, near the intersection of Barrows Road and Horizon Boulevard (pictured) around 3 p.m. on Tuesday after being called to the area based on a report of

Police found the girl's body in Westside Linear Park, near the intersection of Barrows Road and Horizon Boulevard (pictured) around 3 p.m. on Tuesday after being called to the area based on a report of

Police found the girl’s body in Westside Linear Park, near the intersection of Barrows Road and Horizon Boulevard (pictured) around 3 p.m. on Tuesday after being called to the area based on a report of “suspicious circumstances,” it said. the Beaverton Police Department in a statement.

“The circumstances surrounding Li’s death are suspicious. This is an ongoing investigation,” the Beaverton Police Department said in a statement.

Police said they “don’t believe there is an ongoing threat to our community.”

A makeshift memorial has been erected in the park by the stream where Li’s body was found.

Multiple candles, baby dolls, stuffed animals and flowers are laid out on the sidewalk and a rainbow balloon sways in the wind as cars move.

Savanna Tinline, a classmate of Li, planted lavender by the stream with her mother in the girl’s honor.

“Looking at the memorial, the flowers on the hard concrete, Savanna’s mother Krista . told KOIN 6† “I wanted something permanent and she said, ‘Mom, can we go there? She really liked purple flowers.’”

“We wanted something that just stays there for her,” Savanna said.

Malikai Johnson, eight, and his mother Kortnie also visited the memorial and dropped off a small Beanie Baby to honor Li.

“We have some friends who were her friends who were very depressed and very sad, so that’s why we came and did this for them,” Malikai said. KATU 2

Kortnie said she would keep a close eye on her son as a result of the murder, despite normally feeling safe in the area, KATU 2 reported.

“Like the other day, he said, ‘I’m going to some friends’ houses by scooter,’ and as a mother you hesitate and think, ‘Well, how far? I’m going to follow you for sure.” And now this has happened, and I’m like, “Well, now I’m going to ride your bike because I’m not 100% comfortable yet,” Kortnie said.

There is a makeshift memorial set up on the sidewalk near where she died and is filled with flowers and stuffed animals for the sixth grader

There is a makeshift memorial set up on the sidewalk near where she died and is filled with flowers and stuffed animals for the sixth grader

There is a makeshift memorial set up on the sidewalk near where she died and is filled with flowers and stuffed animals for the sixth grader

Mary Stanley, a grandmother who regularly walks with her granddaughter, told KATU 2: ‘We walk this trail, we love this trail, it’s just a good way to exercise, get some fresh air and meet people .

“It broke my heart, frankly, both she and I this morning. When we heard about it, we just wanted to cry because, like I said, if it was my daughter, I don’t even know how I’d react.”

Stanley revealed that she and her granddaughter had prayed for Li’s safe return the night before, saying it was “very difficult” to see the memorial.

Beaverton Police said they had “several tips” from the community and are actively investigating.

DailyMail.com has attempted to contact the Beaverton PD for comment.

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