31 year old Jamie Sheriden and her 5 year old son have been missing since Friday evening, January 18, 2008. Authorities have commented that Jamie Sheriden suffers from a mental condition that could endanger the child.
Jamie Sheridan and her 5-year-old son were reported missing on Jan. 19, 2008 from their home in Castle Valley, Utah. (Photo: The Salt Lake Tribune)
- Sheridan is a 31 year old white female
- 5 foot 2 inches tall
- 85 to 100 pounds
- long brown hair that extends to the middle of her back
- Officials say she was last seen wearing red sweat pants and an Army-type fatigue jacket.
- The 5-year-old boy, whose name was not given
- has longer brown hair that was pulled back in a ponytail
- He was last seen wearing what is described as a “furry sleeper”, a diaper and black gloves.
According to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Jamie Sheridan, 31 and her young son were last seen late Friday night — but found to be missing from their home early the next morning.
The woman and child live in Castle Valley, according to the sheriff’s office. Officials are concerned because they believe that Sheridan might be suffering from a mental condition that could endanger the child.
“We don’t suspect any kind of foul play,” said Sheriff James D. Nyland. “In the middle of the night, she just up and took off. We don’t know where she has taken off to.”
A social services employee visited Jaime Sheridan’s Castle Valley home Friday afternoon, which may have scared the mother into thinking the state may be trying to take custody of the boy, Nyland said.
Sheridan’s father last saw his daughter and grandson about 10 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. The father awoke about 5:30 a.m. Saturday after noticing the home was cold.
Sheridan’s father found an open door, but not Sheridan, who suffers from a mental illness, or her son.
“We found tracks towards the road from the residence,” the sheriff said.
Authorities don’t know whether Sheridan and the boy caught a ride from a passing motorist or if they went walking into the night in single-digit temperatures. Sheridan doesn’t own a vehicle and left her driver’s license behind.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435-259-8115