On May 11, Oregon mom Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, asked her friend about installing a Ring security camera system. That was the last time Megan Harper heard from the Salem resident.
The mother and her son, 3-year-old Billy, were reported missing six days later by her family, though they haven’t been seen since May 13, police said.
Now, the concern is growing for the missing duo, WYFF reports.
Fretwell is a student at Western Oregon University and also works as a security guard. Harper said it’s out of character for her not to show up to work. She told the Statesmen Journal:
“She has a strong work ethic. She’d never miss work.”
The mom’s car was found parked in front of her home with a child seat in it. Her friend said she’s worried for Fretwell’s 3-year-old, who she babysat since infancy:
“I feel ill with worry about William. Last night, I held my daughter’s hand so tightly while she slept and I couldn’t sleep because my mind was going over all the possibilities of what could be happening to him.”
Harper said Fretwell is an “amazing mom” with a “shy” personality.
Police are hoping information from the public will help find the missing mother and child.
Fretwell is described as having red hair and weighing about 135 pounds. She stands around five feet and nine inches tall. Her son is around three feet tall and has blond hair.
Anyone with information should contact the Salem Police Tips Hotline at (503) 588-8477.
Authorities have not confirmed if they believe the mother and child are in immediate danger.