Volunteers feel pressure to raise funds, awareness in Oakley Carlson case

Oakley Carlson was last seen in February 2021.

GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, Wash. — Five-year-old Oakley Carlson has not been seen safely since February 2021, according to detectives with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.

Carlson’s disappearance has sparked community searches, a reward and a new foundation.

“Oakley is our first big case,” said Shayna Richards, co-founder of the Light the Way Missing Persons Advocacy Project.

Richards, of Massachusetts, heard about Oakley’s case when Oakley’s parents were first named as people interested in her disappearance in December 2021.

Her foundation, Light the Way Missing Person Advocacy Project, is hosting a fundraiser for Oakley Carlson’s rewards account in McCleary on Saturday night. According to Richards, the reward for information leading to Oakley’s whereabouts is more than $25,000. She wants to double the amount offered by the end of the year at the latest.

Oakley’s parents, who are currently serving child endangerment sentences related to charges related to their other children, are scheduled to be released from custody in the coming months. Oakley’s mother, Jordan Bowers, has a release date set for next January. Oakley’s father, Andrew Carlson, will be released from the Grays Harbor County Jail on August 3.

Detectives said they fear Andrew Carlson may leave the area or even destroy evidence in Oakley’s case.

“Anger is the most striking emotion I have,” said Jamie Jo Hiles, Oakley’s former foster parent.

Hiles hopes that increasing the reward, as well as raising awareness of Oakley’s disappearance, could help bring justice to her case.

“It has to be widespread,” Hiles said. “This little girl is missing and wronged.”

CLOCK: Oakley Carlson’s mother sentenced to 20 months in prison

https://www.king5.com/article/news/crime/volunteers-fundraiser-oakley-carlson-reward/281-01df87a5-553a-461d-bb45-f5f66da0901a Volunteers feel pressure to raise funds, awareness in Oakley Carlson case

Alley Einstein

USTimesPost.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@ustimespost.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button