Oakley Carlson: $75K reward for missing 5-year-old after sister says 'she'd been eaten by wolves’

The little girl from Washington was reported missing in December last year


                            Oakley Carlson: $75K reward for missing 5-year-old after sister says 'she'd been eaten by wolves’
Oakley Carlson was reported missing in December 2021 (Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office)
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OAKVILLE, WASHINGTON: A $75,000 reward has been raised to find a missing 5-year-old girl whose older sister said she “had been eaten by wolves”. As per reports, Oakley Carlson from Washington was reported missing in December last year after she returned to live with her biological parents. But her foster parents and community advocates are reportedly desperate to know what exactly happened to the little one.

Earlier, it was reported that neighbors of Jordan Bowers and Andrew Carlson — the girl’s birth parents —- had claimed that they have not seen Oakley for quite some time. One neighbor even said that “it had been so long since Oakley was seen that the school bus eventually stopped coming to pick her up,” CrimeOnine reported.

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A missing report for Oakley was filed after deputies conducted a welfare check following a request by Oakville Elementary School principal, Jessica Swift. According to Swift, when she visited the family after a house fire in November 2021 and did not see the girl around, she sensed something was off. She told News Nation, “Jordan had let us know that there was a fire so I had gone out to check on them and offer support and drop off supplies from the school right after the fire. I saw all the other kids running around and playing and I didn’t see Oakley and I thought it was a little odd. I asked where she was and they told me that she was in her room in time out.”

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Some days later, the principal visited the family again but did not find Oakley around. However, when the girl’s elder sister visited Swift’s house for a playdate with her daughter, she couldn’t control herself. “On a playdate with my daughter and Oakley’s sister, I asked questions about Oakley. And it came out over the course of those questions that Oakley wasn’t living with them anymore. I can’t describe the feeling I had at that moment, sitting on that couch with that little girl when she said that,” Swift stated as she added, “I immediately contacted Grays Harbor sheriffs and got the ball rolling that way and that’s how this all came to light.”

Sheriff’s deputy Kevin Schrader said in February, “We processed the house and interviewed the children that were there at the house, and none of them had seen Oakley. It had been some time since she had been seen. Now, they’re young children, and they can’t answer you directly, but it led us to believe that Oakley wasn’t even there at the time of the fire. And it had been months prior to that that any of the children had even seen her. We did not notice any bedroom set up for Oakley downstairs where everybody else had bedrooms set up.”

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Oakley's sister was earlier questioned by cops, and as per a police report, she said "her mother Jordan told her not to talk about Oakley and that she had gone out to be eaten by wolves." 


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It has been said that Oakley had been in the foster care of Jamie Jo Hiles and her husband Eric from the age of seven months before she was returned to Jordan and Andrew just before her third birthday. After her shocking disappearance, the foster mother said, “I had a lot of bitterness towards it because it was hard for me to understand why they could not have just realized that Oakley was best off with this. Unfortunately with foster care, the minute you start getting your act together, then you are OK to get your children back.”

Oakley’s birth parents were initially charged with manslaughter, relating to her disappearance, but later the charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. However, Andrew is in jail currently after pleading guilty to child endangerment involving Oakley’s elder sister.

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CrimeOnline added that “anyone with information on Oakley should call the sheriff’s office at (360) 533-8765. You can also contact Detective Sgt. Paul Logan at (360) 964-1729 or email [email protected]

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