The biological mother of a missing 11-year-old Portland boy has been arrested in connection with the child's disappearance, Portland police said this morning.
The boy, Lok Chante Marcellay, of North Portland, remains missing this morning.
Morning Star Marcellay, 34, also known as Morning Star Means, has been arrested by Olympia police officers on outstanding warrants that aren't related to her son's disappearance. She was booked into the Pierce County Jail early this morning.
Police say Lok has been spotted by numerous witnesses and was recently seen with his mother's boyfriend, Michael Hall. Hall is also suspected of being involved in the child's disappearance.
Morning Star Means is barred from having contact with her son. Detectives suspect Lok's mother and Hall took the boy from his home and fled to Washington. Investigators say Hall and the boy may still be in Washington.
Lok is 4'7" and weighs 80 pounds. He has straight, shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. He wears thick, black-rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing a yellow or orange T-shirt and khaki cargo shorts, with blue and white Nike sneakers.
Hall, also Native American, is about 40-years-old and 5'8" tall. He is described as overweight with shoulder-length brown hair in a ponytail and a mustache.
The pair may be in a black 1993 Dodge Caravan with Washington license plate: 660 ZZU.