Monday, January 30, 2006

Missing hunter, Jeromy Childress

Website for Jeromy:
National Center for Missing Adults (NCMA) Poster for Jeromy:

Info and Photo of Jeromy from The Charley Project ( :

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: October 17,
2004 from Tillamook County, Oregon
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date Of Birth: September 15, 1973
Age: 31 years old
Height and
Weight: 5'10, 170 - 175 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair,
brown eyes. Childress has previously fractured some of the fingers on his right
hand. His two upper front teeth are crooked and the left one is chipped. He has
a tattoo of a dolphin and the number 14376 on his right shoulderblade and a
tattoo of a rising phoenix on his left shoulder. He smokes Marlboro Reds
cigarettes. Childress wore a moustache at the time of his disappearance.
Clothing Description: A dark brown Carhartt jacket, size 32x34 stonewashed
Levi's blue jeans, a blue Nike baseball cap with a lighter blue swoosh on the
front, brown Copeland hiking boots, a silver Citizen watch with an eco-drive,
and a gold wedding band with five diamonds set at a diagonal angle.

Details of Disappearance
Childress was on an annual elk hunting trip
with Shane Luey and Luey's young son, Shane Jr., in Tillamook County, Oregon on
October 17, 2004. He was last seen at 4:30 p.m. that day at Tucca Creek Road and
Boundary Road in the Tillamook National Forest. He was was carrying a rifle, a
wallet, his car keys, half a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, and possibly a
pocketknife at the time of his disappearance.
Childress became separated
from his companions in the forest after they became lost trying to find their
way back to camp. He walked into the brush alone, thinking he could find the
camp by himself. The Lueys eventually made it to the rendezvous point, but
Childress never arrived. All of his overnight gear was left behind at camp. He
has never been heard from again and an extensive search turned up no clues as to
his whereabouts.
At the time of his disappearance, Childress was employed as
an industrial bridge painter and blaster. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and
boating and he has two young children. The area where he vanished is very steep,
rugged, brush-covered terrain with lots of gullies and fallen trees, and
populated with wild animals including bears, cougars and coyotes. Foul play is
not suspected in his disappearance; it is believed that Childress became lost or
injured in the wilderness and died. His wife obtained a death certificate for
him in 2006 based on that theory. She will now able to sell their jointly owned
property and collect Social Security benefits for their children.

Investigating Agency If you have any information concerning this case,
please contact: Tillamook County Sheriff Office 503-812-0112

1 comment:

Kristen C said...

Thank you for posting information about my late husband. I have never seen this link and I appreciate the effort you have given to support those of us with missing family members!

Thank you so much