Extensive Search Planned For Missing Eufaula Family
Posted: Oct 21, 2009 6:09 PM EDT Updated: Oct 22, 2009 9:08 AM EDT
EUFAULA, OK -- A mother, father and six-year old girl haven't been seen in nearly two weeks and authorities in Latimer and McIntosh counties fear the worst.
The family is from Eufaula. Their pickup truck was found near Wilburton last Saturday.
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The FBI, OSBI, and a number of state agencies are working on this case, but authorities are worried about the family of three who disappeared in such a tough part of the countryside. Panola Mountain sits in rural Latimer County, covered with trees and surrounded by grasslands.
"It's only 6.5 miles from Red Oak," Sheriff Isreal Beauchamp, Latimer County.
It's where Sheriff Isreal Beauchamp is trying to solve a mystery. He's looking for Bobby Jamison, his wife Sherilynn, and their daughter Madyson. The family was last seen October 9th near Red Oak. They were looking to buy 40 acres of land.
Eight days later their truck was found by hunters. Inside the truck was their small dog, malnourished and in bad shape, according to the sheriff. The dog has since recovered.
Also inside the truck were their IDs, wallets and a substantial amount of cash.
"It didn't look like to me that they got out and walked, it just looked like they got out and that was it. They didn't take their coats, it was kind of cold that day, they didn't take their cell phones, of course they didn't take their dog," said Sheriff Beauchamp.
Sheriff Beauchamp says investigators have looked into the Jamison's past and there doesn't appear to be any signs that they were in trouble or looking to start a new life. He says there's no obvious reason why they disappeared.
For the last several days searchers have tracked through the countryside, but dense trees and hilly terrain have made the search very difficult.
"You know triple canopy, a lot of woods. There are trails, four-wheeler trails, walking trails, game trails but, for the most part, pretty rugged," said Sheriff Beauchamp.
A large search of more than 100 men and women, including horses, a helicopter, and a plane, is scheduled for Friday, but the sheriff is worried about the forecast of rainy weather.
* Bobby Jamison is 44, 6'3", weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He has a back disability and may slouch when he stands.
* Sherilynn Jamison is 40, 5'07", weighs 105 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.
* Madyson Jamison is 6-years-old, has blonde hair and has missing baby teeth in the front of her mouth.Anyone with information can call the Latimer County Sheriff's Office at 918-465-2161.