Birth father of missing Port Charlotte 15-year-old arrested in Louisiana

Deputies are still searching for a teenager with autism in what began as a runaway juvenile case. Officers believe she is with a biological parent, who no longer has custody of her.

Charlotte County Sheriff’s office is searching for 15-year-old Sage Cambron, who has autism and lives with a foster parent in Port Charlotte.

According to CCSO, detectives made contact with birth father Christopher Cambron at his home in Frierson, Louisiana Tuesday morning.

Christopher Cambron was then arrested in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. He is currently in custody but Sage has not been located.

Christopher Cambron, says he hasn’t seen or spoken with his daughter since her disappearance.

The DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Sage’s birth mother, Brenda Cambron. Charlotte County Lt. John Heck says deputies believe Sage is with the mother and no longer in the state.

CCSO says Sage has an academic mentality of a 5-year-old. Brenda Cambron could be driving a 2005 black Honda Civic two-door with Florida license-plate tag EKA-I65.

The sheriff’s office says, “At this time the incident does not meet Amber Alert criteria.” Missing Child and Amber alerts require evidence of imminent danger. They say as the investigation continues to develop new information, an Amber Alert may be appropriate.

Sage Cambron, 15. Credit: Photo courtesy of Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Sage was last seen Sunday night at her home on Hemenway Avenue. She was wearing green pajamas and green shorts with green-yellow sneakers.

CCSO and Peace River K9 Search and Rescue are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff’s office immediately.

Reporter:Erika Jackson
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