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OR KARISSA & BILLY FRETWELL: Missing from Salem, OR - 13 May 2019 - Age 25 & 3 *Found Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, May 20, 2019.

  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Salem mom, 3-year-old son missing; detectives on case

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    A young mother and her 3-year-old son have not been seen since May 13, worrying her friends and family who reported her missing.

    Detectives were at Karissa Fretwell's apartment on Monday in Northwest Salem but police aren't releasing many details about this case. Investigators spoke with neighbors trying to learn more about the 25-year-old woman.

    Neighbors who spoke with KOIN 6 News said Karissa has typically been quiet and kept to herself. One neighbor believes she may have worked a security job of some sort.

    They also recall seeing her with her son, Billy.
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    Robert Allen said he noticed something unusual at her apartment about 2 months ago but has no idea if it's related.

    "We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud," Allen said. "The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment."

    Allen said a woman who claimed to be Karissa's sister "came by a couple nights ago, pretty late in the evening, asking if we knew anything and stated that her sister had been missing for a while."

    He said the woman "was pretty upset, concerned, really concerned."

    Allen's and Karrisa's back doors face each other, so he said he told the woman he'd look in periodically at the apartment.

    "I have noticed that the television screen, it's been on the same screen for about a week, so obviously there's no one in the apartment."

    A white Grand Am registered to Karissa is parked on the street in front of the apartment. A child's car seat is in the back. A green Mercury Mountaineer is parked in front of it and on the passenger seat is a college financial aid application that appears to be signed by Karissa.

    Police declined to confirm or deny if there was a custody issue involved. Authorities are also not releasing where she was last seen or whether they think the mother and child might be in danger. They are also not commenting on whether any of her belongings, like a purse or a cell phone, are missing.

    https://www.koin.com/news/missing-persons/mother-3-year-old-boy-missing-from-salem/2013261344


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  2. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Salem police looking for woman, young son

    Salem police are asking the public for help finding a missing Salem woman and her young son, not seen or heard from for about a week.

    Police said they were contacted Friday by family members of Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, to file a missing persons report. They told police they had not heard from Fretwell or her 3-year-old son, William (Billy) Fretwell, since last Monday, May 13.

    https://www.ktvz.com/news/salem-police-looking-for-woman-young-son/1079477837

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  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Karissa Fretwell Missing: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    1. Fretwell, 25, & Billy, Three, Haven’t Been Seen Since May 13

    According to The Oregonian, Fretwell and her son, Billy, were declared missing on May 17 after her family hadn’t seen or heard from them in five days.

    In a press conference, Salem Police Lt. Treven Upkes said that they didn’t yet have reason to believe Fretwell is in danger.

    2. Fretwell Is a Former Delivery Driver for Jimmy Johns

    According to her Facebook, Fretwell is a former delivery driver for Jimmy Johns. She has also worked as a security guard at Cascade Steel Rolling Mills, and at McDonalds, per her Facebook.

    3. Fretwell Has Studied at Western Oregon University

    Per her Facebook, Fretwell was studying at Western Oregon University at the time of her disappearance. In the past, she’s received her AAOT (Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer) at Chemeketa Community College, and attended Dallas High School as well.

    Fretwell was living in McMinnville, Oregon, at the time of her disappearance; according to her Facebook, she’s originally from Northwood, North Dakota.

    4. Fretwell’s Son, Billy, Is All Over Her Social Media

    Fretwell’s Facebook bio reads, “My son is my world 2-18-16 Graduated with my AAOT. Class of 2017. Future WOU graduate. BIG DREAMER!”

    In her profile picture, which shows the two of them, her caption reads, “He has my heart. ”

    5. Fretwell’s Family Has Yet to Make a Public Statement on Her Disappearance

    Fretwell’s family has not made any public statements about her abrupt disappearance. It’s not clear if Fretwell was in a relationship at the time of her disappearance.

    https://heavy.com/news/2019/05/karissa-fretwell-missing/


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  4. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Desperate search for Oregon mom, 25, who went missing with her three-year-old son a week ago 'after she asked friends about installing a Ring security cameras and neighbors heard her arguing with a man'

    Police are searching for a missing Oregon mother and her three-year-old son after they disappeared more than a week ago.
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    Neighbors told KOIN 6 News that Karissa, who lived with her young son in Salem, was quiet but that they had 'heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud' around two months ago.

    Robert Allen said: 'The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment.
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    Karissa is also said to have asked her friend about installing Ring, a security camera system, the last time they spoke on May 11.
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    Police have so far not released any details on whether any of Karissa's belongings are missing or if they think the pair are in danger.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...went-missing-three-year-old-son-week-ago.html


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  5. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Thank you for the thread! I haven't heard about this case, but I haven't been watching local news, either. I have some business I'm planning on doing in the Salem area. Maybe I'll go up over the holiday weekend and put up some posters.
     
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  6. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    No problem. This one bothers me. Especially with her vehicle being found at home, and past history of her arguing with a man and wanting to put in security cameras.

    There are really very few details right now. :( But I know her family and friends would be grateful for any posters put up!
     
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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Search for missing Salem mom, son at 2 rural properties

    Law enforcement agencies converged on 2 rural properties in Yamhill County in an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a young mother and her 3-year-old son.

    At an afternoon press conference in Hopewell near the spot of one of the searches, Salem Police Lt. Treven Upkes said the searches began Thursday after information gathered during the investigation led them to these properties.

    Upkes said about 20 searchers are involved. "One (of the sites) is a private property, the other may be agricultural." He also said he could not comment on if there was any custody issue involved, but did say Karissa and Billy lived together in Salem.

    https://www.koin.com/news/missing-p...al-yamhill-co-searched-for-mom-son/2021922422


    DEVELOPING: Police searching rural property for missing mom & toddler boy

    Police in Oregon have reportedly zeroed in on a rural property in their ongoing search for a mother and 3-year-old son who haven’t been seen in more than a week.

    KPIC reported that law enforcement is in Gaston on Thursday amid a missing persons investigation involving Karissa and William Fretwell, who disappeared from Salem on May 13. Multiple agencies, including the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oregon State Police, Yamhill County County Search, and Rescue are assisting Salem Police with Thursday’s search.

    “The search is only being conducted by law enforcement and trained volunteers and no additional searchers are needed,” Salem police said, according to the report.

    https://www.crimeonline.com/2019/05...g-rural-property-for-missing-mom-toddler-boy/
     
  8. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    https://twitter.com/KelleeAzar
    Investigators have been going in and out of this home for several hours. Police say the search is connected to the missing mom and child from Salem. Police say they are looking for evidence that may lead them to Karissa and William’s whereabouts. #LiveOnK2

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    Police with Salem, Yamhill, OSP and the FBI are searching a property in rural Yamhill County. Police confirm the search is connected to the missing Salem woman, Karissa and her son, William. #LiveOnK2

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  9. ima.grandma

    ima.grandma Believer of Miracles

    A neighbor of a young mother who went missing with her 3-year-old son last week recalled a troubling incident that allegedly took place at the family's apartment.

    Robert Allen, a neighbor of 25-year-old Karissa Fretwell and her son Billy, told KOIN he noticed unusual activity at the pair's Salem residence two months before they vanished but is not sure it was related to their disappearance.

    "We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud," Allen told the station. "The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment."

    Megan Harper, a friend of Fretwell's, said she was supposed to watch Billy on May 17, but never heard from the family.

    Harper told the Salem Statesman-Journal that the last time the two spoke was on May 11, when Fretwell asked her about installing a "Ring" security camera system at her home.
    https://www.aol.com/article/news/20...-qHVpbRrmNEhOYrjpQWweDCU22zQu-xQmpIGkxJ2oAZj5
     
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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Person of interest wanted for questioning in disappearance of Salem mother, 3-year-old son

    Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man linked to the disappearance of a Salem mother and her 3-year-old son.

    Michael John Wolfe, 52, of Gaston, is sought for questioning.

    Salem Police said he’s a person of interest in the disappearance of Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son, Billy. The mother and son were last seen on May 13.

    Authorities spent the day Thursday searching Wolfe's property near Gaston in Yamhill County for the Fretwells, or any leads that could help in solving the missing persons case.

    Wolfe is described as about 6’ 2” tall, and weighs more than 200 pounds. He has thinning brown hair and hazel eyes.

    If you see him or have any helpful tips in the case, call Salem Police Department Tips Hotline at 503-588-8477.

    https://kcby.com/news/local/person-...-disappearance-of-salem-mother-3-year-old-son

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  11. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    'Evidence of homicide' sought in missing Salem mom, son

    A search warrant left outside of a missing Salem woman's apartment suggests investigators are looking for evidence of a homicide and the bodies of the woman and her 3-year-old son.

    Based on images taken of the search warrant at the scene, investigators are looking for "evidence of criminal homicide" and evidence that could include "the bodies of Karissa Alyn Fretwell ... and her son, William Alan Fretwell II."

    https://www.koin.com/news/missing-p...de-sought-in-missing-salem-mom-son/2023470351
     
  13. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Friend: Missing mom 'scared' of son's father

    Friends and neighbors are worried about what investigators might find as the search continues for a missing Salem woman and her young son.

    Karissa Fretwell and her son Billy haven't been seen since May 13. The 25-year-old woman and her son were reported missing May 17. Michael John Wolfe, 52, is wanted for questioning in their disappearances.

    Fretwell's former roommate told KOIN 6 News on Thursday she enjoyed going to concerts with her missing friend who she described as "a super outgoing person, she was just always smiling."

    But Niccomi Holcomb now worries if her friend is even still alive.

    Holcomb said she thinks the father of Fretwell's son may have had a hand in her former roommate's disappearance.

    On Thursday, authorities identified Michael John Wolfe as a person of interest wanted for questioning.

    Court records obtained by KOIN 6 News show Fretwell took Wolfe to court to request he pay child support for her son, Billy.

    Those court records also show a DNA test proved Wolfe is Billy's father. The two met while working together at Cascade Steel in McMinnville, Holcomb said.

    "I know they had some problems because he was married and she was a little scared of him," Holcomb said. "Because after she got pregnant, he did threaten her at one time."

    According to Holcomb, Fretwell confided in her that Wolfe didn't want anyone to find out about their son -- and that if she told his wife, "he would hurt her."

    Fretwell's neighbors told KOIN 6 News they heard Fretwell and a man arguing on several occasions. Police responded to one such argument a couple of months ago.

    "There was an argument," said neighbor Valerie Hendl. "Karissa was screaming and yelling at the man and telling him to not touch Billy and to get out."

    Several neighbors have many unanswered questions but some were still holding out hope that Fretwell and Billy would be found safe.

    https://www.koin.com/news/missing-persons/friend-missing-mom-scared-of-son-s-father/2023532829
     
  14. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Dive teams deployed in search for Salem mom, son

    The search for Karissa Fretwell and her 3-year-old son Billy brought the Clackamas County dive team to a body of water in Yamhill County.

    Court records show Wolfe is the father of Billy. Investigators searched his home in Gaston for days and a separate area in Hopewell -- more than 30 miles away -- in an effort to find the mom and son.

    Salem police also have a search warrant for a green Mercury Mountaineer parked in front of Fretwell's apartment.

    It's not clear at this time what brought the Clackamas County dive team to the water. The sheriff's office is also working with the sheriff's offices in Multnomah and Yamhill plus the Salem police department as the investigation continues to unfold.

    https://www.koin.com/news/crime/kar...eam-michael-john-wolfe-may-24-2019/2025020621
     
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  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I wonder if they have a witness or if it's cell phone pings or what?
     
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Friends hold vigil for Karissa and Billy Fretwell

    A candlelight vigil was held Monday evening for Karissa Fretwell and her son Billy, who have not been seen since May 13.

    Friends gathered at the Maud Williamson Recreation Site near Wheatland to remind people they're still missing.

    "This isn't about remembering them," a friend told KOIN 6 News. "It's about reminding people they're still missing."

    "Everybody involved in this case continues to hope for a safe return for Karissa and William,"Salem Police Department Lt. Treven Upkes said.

    https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/mi...l-billy-fretwell-vigil-may-27-2019/2031870355
     
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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Police confirmed what a paternity test found last year -- that Wolfe is Billy's biological father.

    Fretwell's friends said she and Wolfe met while she was working at Jimmy Johns in McMinnville.

    "She would deliver sandwiches to him, and he would request her to bring the sandwiches," Fretwell's friend Bethany Brown said.

    Wolfe was working at Cascade Steele, where Fretwell also eventually started working part-time as a security guard.

    Friends told KOIN 6 News Wolfe threatened Fretwell after learning she was pregnant. He kept her and Billy a secret from his wife and grown children.

    "I know they had some problems because he was married and she was a little scared of him," Fretwell's former roommate Niccomi Holcomb said. "Because after she got pregnant, he did threaten her at one time."

    Wolfe's family didn't learn about the child until he was about a year old.

    Last year, Fretwell went to court to get child support from Wolfe.

    "I think the child support kind of topped it off for Michael. I think he - I don't want to think that he did anything but - it's just super weird that the time frame was like three or four weeks ago, and I think her first child support check she was supposed to receive like June 2019," Brown said.

    Brown also said Wolfe had co-helped Fretwell get an apartment at one point.

    "Michael helped her co-sign on the apartment and helped her pay move-in costs to get into the apartment and he had a second key made," she said. "There were multiple occasions that he was in the apartment when she got home and she didn't like that."

    Eventually, Fretwell and Billy moved to Salem.

    Wolfe was also a former volunteer firefighter for the Gaston Fire Department, described by fellow first responders as quiet and professional. He hasn't worked there since 2016.

    https://www.koin.com/news/oregon/missing-mom-and-son-who-is-michael-wolfe-/2032149628
     
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  19. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    So this guy screws around on his wife with this young girl, intimidates her, then gets pissed off when she is pregnant so he kills her and his son.

    I hope they throw the book at him! He was a firefighter FGS! He was supposed to SAVE lives, not take them! :mad:
     
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