Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by imamaze, Dec 9, 2009.
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Is there anyone local who might be able to provide the exact latitude and longitude of where the truck was found?
Thanks in advance.....
Bob Jamison, Bobby's dad, passed away Dec. 10.
I'm not sure why Sherilynn's name isn't mentioned in the notice.
Wow. I didn't see cause of death mentioned. Or I may have just missed it. Do you know how/why he died June?? Thanks.
I don't know how he died, and many times they don't mention it in the obits.
He had been in a nursing home for a few months (even before his son went missing) but I am not exactly sure what for.
It seems the elder Jamison's family didn't care much for the missing wife/daughter-in-law, judging from her omission in the obituary. There has been no local activity in this case for several weeks.
What a bizarre story story. Actually in the obit it doesn't mention the spouses of any of his 5 sisters or 2 brother. Probably just the way it was written.
These things do tend to happen when you deal with Okies.
I finally caught up reading all of the first thread ... great sleuthing!
I did notice an interesting comment on Topix (I know, I know) from one of the links listed earlier http://www.topix.com/forum/city/eufaula-ok/TJJINE5FVDHE8JPOI/p6#c131
And #134 "Okla Mom" replied
And, as an aside if you're following the Gary Arrington story from the same area (went missing Nov 14) ... I'm sorry to say he was found in his wrecked truck, dead, from an apparent auto accident. At least his loved ones will know what happened to Gary. http://www.kjrh.com/mostpopular/story/Body-of-missing-man-found/SVNobknkN0G1FuD2jAbl0Q.cspx
I wonder what that "scary package" was.. Topix has a lot of caca de toro on it, however i don't think it would hurt for LE to search different areas mentioned at the least to rule them out.
It's good to see the Jamison family has a second thread. A family doesn't just go missing into thin air. Does anyone know who they were dealing with to look/buy the land they were looking at? Was it one property or a couple they were going to cover that day?
The locals there knew why they were there yet the truck wasn't reported for over.. 2 weeks?? (please correct me if the length of time was off i can't remember exactly).
I wonder if the local that finally reported the truck was one of the same that also talked to the family. Not that word doesn't go around quickly in such a small area.
If it is possible, and this has been mentioned before, that the husband had a lot more money on him than that was found in the car; and locals knew why they were there, maybe someone took the majority of cash and left the bit that was there (or cash was hidden in 2 seperate locations and they didn't find the cash that was left).
If word got around by locals why the family was there, perhaps the wrong person heard and decided to take advantage of them...
Well finally they at least get some publicity even if no answers have been obtained.
The sheriff of Latimer (sp?) County wouldn't return the phone call made by the news station. Surely, he could have said something, even if it was to say no progress had been made in the case.
Even the locals are uncomfortable with the sheriff department's lack of info (and not using the local news as a perfect source to get the word out).
With all the talk we've been having about the area where they went missing and the numerous odd famillies in the area, I especially found these two comments at the end of the link interesting:
And, one comment really caught my eye, because, as far as I know, we haven't touched on this possibility at all
More food for thought!
Missing Eufaula family
Marika Lorraine Reporting KFOR
December 23, 2009
EUFAULA, OK -- The holidays are a time for loved ones to be together, but Niki Shenold worries her best friend's family has been forgotten. 44-year-old Bobby Jamison, his 40-year-old wife, Sherilyn, and their 6-year-old daughter, Madyson have been missing since October 7th.
The family's truck was found near the town of Red Oak in Latimer County.
Investigators found a small dog, cell phones, a global positioning system, maps, shoes, jackets, and cash inside the truck.
More than 300 volunteers searched the heavily-wooded area nearby for weeks with no results.
Shenold is Sherilyn's best friend. The two met in 1998 in the metro, bonded over books, and the friendship took off.
Shenold says, "Our daughters were born exactly one month apart and they were best friends as well."
The Jamison's had a lake house in Eufaula and loved it so much they moved there full time.
Shenold says, "They were good people. People are speculating about drug deals and this or that, but they just were people trying to live. I don't know what to think, I mean it's as if they stepped out of the truck and vanished."
After weeks of unsuccessful searches, Shenold says she's convinced the family is gone for good.
She says she wants to grieve, but can't because she does not know where Sherilyn, Bobby, and young Madyson are located
Bumping for Bobby, Sherrilynn, and Madyson
This family couldn't have just disappeared into thin air, there has to be someone out there who knows what happened to them.
The Jamisons need more media attention.
Hopefully with this new year will come a resolution for them..
I'm reading the first thread to catch up, and at the point I am reading the amount of money left in the truck had not been verified, although a comment on Topix indicated it was $41,000.
The speculation was that they were purchasing land from someone, got out of the truck and something happened.
Is it normal for people to pay cash for land? We recently sold some family owned land and both times, the person used a cashier's check. Would a cash-only sale not raise red flags for the buyer?
And if they were lured there for the money, why was it not taken?
I mean, I could see someone setting them up and posing as the owner of the property only to take their money and they'd have nothing to show for it (like people selling houses they don't own).
I see this thought (you don't just pay cash for land; there is the issue of the title) occurred to many of you. Why didn't it occur to the Jamisons?
Bobby Dake Jamison and Sherilynn Jamison.Missing Eufala, Oklahoma, couple, who along with their daughter Madyson, have not been seen since October 8 or heard from since October 9. Their locked (no keys inside) truck was found October 20 (Tuesday) in rural Latimer County (near abandoned oil field in Red Oak, Oklahoma). Inside were the family's coats, shoes, cell phone (last used October 8), IDs (wallet and purse), maps, a GPS system, and a substantial amount of money. The family's dog (who has recovered) was also inside, barely alive. Bobby Jamison is 44, 6 '3", weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Sherilynn Jamison is 40, 5' 7", weighs 105 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11349062 The Jamisons were looking to buy land. http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20091021_12_0_AEufal990759 Authorities say, the Jameson's were out looking at 40 acres of land near Red Oak. http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/1009/670854.html Both Bobby (car accident) and Sherilynn (not specified) are disabled and do not work. http://www.adaeveningnews.com/statenews/local_story_307123415.html
Madyson Stormy Star Jamison. Six year old daughter of Bobby and Sherilynn, who along with her parents, has not been seen since October 8. Madyson has blonde hair and has missing baby teeth in the front of her mouth. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve pink shirt with small flowers printed on it. http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11356491 and http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_300110557.html?keyword=leadpicturestory
NCMEC Entry for Madyson Stormy Star Jamison and Parents. Madison DOB August 1, 2003; Sherilynn DOB November 5, 1968; and Bobby DOB: August 4, 1965. http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...4094&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US&seqNum=1
TRUCK FOUND/911 CALLED
Hunters on four wheelers found the truck near Panola Mountain. Beauchamp said a resident in the community of Red Oak called 911 Saturday to report that the abandoned truck was found. "(They) knew that the vehicle had been there for a while because they had spoken with that family on the 8th and the morning of the 9th," Beauchamp said. Based on that, the truck may have been abandoned for up to eight days. http://www.4029tv.com/news/21387742/detail.html
At first, Beauchamp said, it appeared the family had become lost because they were not at the location marked on the map, but investigators recently learned the site where the truck was parked was a second site where the family was looking for land. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90523&page=6
Charla Heffley. Bob Jamison's cousin. http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11377285
Connie Kokotan. Sherrilyn Jamison's mother. Says FBI has closed the case and it is now considered a cold case (as of December 28). It appears that they walked a few feet from the truck and something happened to them. http://www.koco.com/news/21397440/detail.html#COMMENTTOP (comment in story at http://www.koco.com/news/21397440/detail.html) Kokotan also says investigators are looking for a man who lived with the family last summer in their Eufaula home. http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11377285
Doug Duncan. Sherilynn Jamison’s father; he lives in Oklahoma City. As mentioned here.
Bobby Dean Jamison. Father of Bobby Dale Jamison. Had a protective order against him (filed by son) in May, but it had been dismissed and appears unrelated to the disappearance of the younger Jamison and his family. http://newsok.com/authorities-seek-clues-in-search-for-eufaula-family/article/3410976#ixzz0bc4UHgNx Living in nursing home since August; died December 10, 2009. http://agentfuneralhome.com/z_Jamison_BD.html
Scarlet Jean Jamison. Mother of Bobby Dale Jamison. In May, Bobby Dale Jamison filed a civil suit against his parents for more than $10,000 for the loss of money to which he said he was entitled when his father sold the family gas station. In the suit, the missing Jamison alleges his father enticed him to work for free at the Oklahoma City gas station, but with the understanding that one day, the son would have a half-interest in the station when he was older. http://newsok.com/mud-slows-hunt-for-missing-three-in-southeast-oklahoma/article/3411584
Victor S. Principal of Eufaula Elementary School at which Madyson was a kindergarten student there. http://newsok.com/search-for-missing-eufaula-family-hampered-by-mud/article/3411324#ixzz0bcPPGdU8
Niki Shenold. Sherilynn’s best friend. The two met in 1998 in the metro, bonded over books, and the friendship took off. Shenold says, "Our daughters were born exactly one month apart and they were best friends as well." The Jamison's had a lake house in Eufaula and loved it so much they moved there full time. Shenold says, "They were good people. People are speculating about drug deals and this or that, but they just were people trying to live. I don't know what to think, I mean it's as if they stepped out of the truck and vanished." After weeks of unsuccessful searches, Shenold says she's convinced the family is gone for good. She says she wants to grieve, but can't because she does not know where Sherilyn, Bobby, and young Madyson are located.http://www.kfor.com/news/local/kfor-news-missing-eufaula-family-story,0,1686074.story
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES
FBI and OSBI called in to assist with investigation. http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/1009/670854.html 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. http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11356491 and http://www.koco.com/news/21397440/detail.html
Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Also involved with the case. http://www.4029tv.com/news/21387742/detail.html
LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL
If you have any information about the whereabouts of the Jameson family, please contact the Latimer County Sheriff's Office at 918-465-2161.
Chuck Wells, Sgt. Stated that the family’s white pickup was found on Panola Mountain, near Red Oak. Law enforcement officers found the pickup Saturday parked on a dirt road in an isolated area near a well-site where a natural gas drilling rig had once been, according to Wells. http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_295111743.html?keyword=leadpicturestory
David Cogburn. Red Oak police officer who took part in Saturday’s search and who says he will continue searching until the family is found. http://www.4029tv.com/news/21387742/detail.html
Israel Beauchamp. Sheriff of Latimer County.
Joe Hogan. McIntosh County Sheriff . Said his deputies had checked the family’s home near Eufaula and found nothing amiss. The Jameson home had a home security system with some video on it, Hogan said. Law enforcement officers have also looked at the security video, but found nothing to help them solve the mystery of where the family is, according to Hogan. http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_295111743.html?keyword=leadpicturestory
Matt Bohn. Latimer County Undersheriff.
Authorities have called in both the FBI (web) and the OSBI to help with the search for the Jameson's. They will join 6 cadaver dog teams, planes, helicopters and just under 100 searchers. The search will resume on Friday on the ground and in the air. According to volunteer searcher, Jordan Coffey, the terrain is difficult for anyone. "Probably a lot of hurt, you know. Legs hurting, back. They said that guy had back surgery, so up there he wouldn't be able to get around very far," explains Coffey. http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/1009/670854.html
On Saturday, a multi-agency search was conducted. Helicopters and an airplane were used during the search operation, which was called off on Monday. Red Oak police officer, David Cogburn took part in the search. "We roamed a large area (with) rough terrain," said Cogburn. "(We've) done a lot of searching through brush and (have been) down ravines." Cogburn said he will continue searching until the family is found. http://www.4029tv.com/news/21387742/detail.html
Texas EquuSearch. EquuSearch was contacted by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), who asked for their help in a search for a missing Eufaula, Oklahoma family. Bobby Jamison, Sherilynn Jamison and Madyson Jamison disappeared in Latimer County, and authorities are now searching a rural area near Red Oak. http://texasequusearch.org/2009/10/osbi-request-help-in-search-for-missing-eufaula-ok-family-2/
Hundreds Help Search. … more than 100 people will search an area of Latimer County today for a missing Eufaula family. The terrain the searchers will face is described as rugged and rural. "You know it is mountainous terrain and there are people that live up there that have been lost before," says Bryan Deatherage. He is superintendent of Red Oak schools and the nearest community to today's search. http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/10/more-than-100-people-search-ru.html
Search for family accelerates.Undersheriff Matt Bohn says because black-powder hunting season begins on Saturday, it will be too risky for searchers to look for Bobby, Sherrilynn and 6-year-old Madyson Jamison. The undersheriff says about 100 searchers were scheduled to comb through the Panola Mountain area near where the pickup was found, while helicopters and a plane search from above. ://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=11373775
Searchers had hoped the drones, fitted with photographic equipment, might be able to capture an image of something that searchers on the ground might have missed. “We used the drones and took hundreds of pictures,” said Latimer County Sheriff Israel Beauchamp. “We came up with nothing.” Beauchamp said the FBI and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are helping with the case. More than 200 volunteers assisted with the massive search on Friday, including members of the Texas Equusearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team.http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/local_story_300110700.html
Weather October 8-19. Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - OK- Family Missing; Truck, IDs, money, & dog found abandoned
Bobby Dean Jamison Obituary. http://agentfuneralhome.com/z_Jamison_BD.html
Marla Hefflin Obituary. Sherilynn's sister who died September 2007. Posted by WS member.
Cell Phone Towers. http://www.cellreception.com/towers/
What Does $10k Look Like? http://www.pagetutor.com/trillion/index.html
Property Search. http://www.oklahomacounty.org/assessor/Searches/DefaultSearch.asp
COURT CASES JAMISON FAMILY
FOIA Information. As posted by Dreamweaver.
Shipping Container Homes. http://designcrave.com/2009-06-22/10-brilliant-boxy-and-sustainable-shipping-container-homes/
Forensic Astrology Link for Jamison Family (Tuba)
Post by (allegedly) Sherilynn’s sister-in-law in Ohio. http://www.cafemom.com/group/416/forums/read/10094618/MISSING_FAMILY_IN_OKLAHOMA_HELP_HELP_HELP
McAlester Water Cooler http://www.mccooler.net/cgi-bin/mcblogscgi?Layout=
Topix Comments. Bring your own salt shaker.
http://www.topix.net/forum/source/kotv/T6L2D00L24TQGVREO/p10 (dog being shiatsu)
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/red-oak-ok/TAG238Q0RV9NNM07K/p3 (see posts by Rusty Shacklford: e.g., $30k and Bobby stashed money in truck)
Other OklahomaCases. Gary Arrington, Jodi Rilee-Wilson, WS Thread for Gary Arrington, Dusty Nichole Loggains, WS Thread What’s Going On in Southeastern Oklahoma?
Dog Searches. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5803&d=1256405691
Elepher50’s Map. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5805&d=1256409659
Jamison Family Truck. http://kotv.images.worldnow.com/images/11349062_BG3.jpg
Jamison Family Missing Photos. http://kotv.images.worldnow.com/images/11414130_BG1.jpg http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/images_sizedimage_295111837/resources_photoview
NCMEC Entry for Madyson Stormy Star Jamison and Parents. Madison DOB August 1, 2003; SHERILYNN JAMISON DOB November 5, 1968; and BOBBY JAMISON DOB: August 4, 1965. http://www.missingkids.com/missingk...4094&orgPrefix=NCMC&searchLang=en_US&seqNum=1
Maps of Points of Interest in Various Oklahoma Cases.
Joe Neff Points of Interest
Various Missing Points of Interest (Roselvr)
Red Oak Wister Poteau (Roselvr)
Joe Neff Jodi Rilee-Wilson Jamison Truck (Belimom)
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11349062 (Authorities still looking for missing Eufaula family)
http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/printerfriendlystory.aspx?articleid=20091021_12_0_AEufal990759 (Eufaula family reported missing)
http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/1009/670854.html (Deputies investigate disappearance of Eufaula family) Video at link too.
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11356491 (Major search effort planned Friday for missing Eufaula family_
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11356491 (Major search effort planned Friday for missing Eufaula family)
http://newsok.com/authorities-seek-clues-in-search-for-eufaula-family/article/3410976 (Authorities seek clues in search for Eufaula family)
http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_295111743.html?keyword=leadpicturestory (Mystery deepens as search for family expands)
http://www.koco.com/news/21397440/detail.html (FBI joins search for missing family)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=121535&clipId=4237611&autostart=true (Interview with Sheriff Israel Beauchamp)
http://www.4029tv.com/news/21387742/detail.html (Search continues for missing Oklahoma family) Video at link too.
http://texasequusearch.org/2009/10/osbi-request-help-in-search-for-missing-eufaula-ok-family-2/ (OSBI requests help for search in missing Eufaula, OK family)
http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/10/more-than-100-people-search-ru.html (More than 100 people search rugged Southeast Oklahoma for family last seen October 9th)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=11373775 (Search for family accelerates)
http://newsok.com/search-for-missing-eufaula-family-hampered-by-mud/article/3411324 (Search for missing Eufaula hampered by mud)
http://newsok.com/search-picks-up-to-beat-dangers-of-hunting-season/article/3411255#ixzz0Unhe9Fgj (Search for Eufaula family picks up to beat dangers of hunting season)
http://www.4029tv.com/news/21409284/detail.html (Search For Missing Family Turns Up New Clue)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=11371152 (Searchers looking for missing Eufaula family face big challenges)
http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11377285http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=11377285 (Family speaks out on search for Eufaula family)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=121535&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4241492&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl= (Video: Loved ones speaks out on search for missing family)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=11371152 (Article: Loved ones speak out on search for missing Eufaula family)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/category.asp?C=121535&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4239265&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl= (Searchers blanket Latimer County in hunt for missing family) Talks about pocket knife being found.
http://m.newsok.com/article/3411584 (Mud slows hunt for missing three in southeast Oklahoma)
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20091025_12_A17_REDOAK533949 (Officials: Search for missing family from Eufaula scaled back)
http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/10/still-missing.html (Still missing) Still not clues. Family last seen October 9; truck found 8 days later (October 17). Team Adam now involved in the search.
http://www.4029tv.com/news/21430324/detail.html (Search of missing family’s home reveals nothing)
http://newsok.com/hunter-fatally-shot-charges-could-come/article/3412280 (Hunter fatally shot in Latimer County accident; charges could come)
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp?S=11391828 (Special helicopter to help out in Latimer County search)
http://www.mcalesternews.com/local/local_story_300110700.html (Eyes in the sky: Unmanned drones used to search from the air)
http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_300110557.html?keyword=leadpicturestory (Hunt for missing family goes national)
http://newsok.com/search-for-eufaula-family-scaled-back-sheriff-says/article/3413260?custom_click=rss (Search for Eufaula family scaled back, Sheriff says)
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=12&articleid=20091030_12_0_REDOAK446335 (Ground search called off for missing Eufaula family)
http://www.mcalesternews.com/homepage/local_story_304155828.html?keyword=leadpicturestory (Search for missing family scaled back)
http://www.adaeveningnews.com/statenews/local_story_307123415.html (Ground search called off for missing family) After nearly two weeks of combing the heavily wooded Sans Bois Mountain area in southeast Oklahoma, the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office on Friday called off its ground search for a missing Eufaula family.
http://www.bartlesvillelive.com/cont...0vp3WIbSw.cspx Deputy found the Jamison family's pickup Saturday in a heavily forested rural area about 30 miles away from their home, officials said. The sheriff's office said there were no signs of foul play in the truck.
http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/3821662 (Search continues for missing family) Video … Rescue crews are still searching for a family missing for weeks near Panola Mountain in Latimer County, Oklahoma
Youtube Links (don’t want them to post in thread)
I'm still catching up and working on my post above ... but did you all see the comment allegedly made by Sherilynn's mom's comment (see Family in my link above) and what did you think of it?
Separate names with a comma.