Sherilynn Leighann Jamison

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Above Images: Sherilynn, circa 2009


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 8, 2009 from Red Oak, Oklahoma
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: November 5, 1968
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6 - 5'8, 105 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Sherilynn may use the last names Hightower, Jennings, Mangum and/or Walling, and some agencies spell her name "Sherrilynn." Her navel and right eyebrow are pierced, and she has a surgical scar on her neck. She has breast implants and her thyroid has been removed.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A yellow shirt and blue jeans.
  • Medical Conditions: Sherilynn is classified as disabled. She has chronic pain in her neck and shoulder pain and, according to her mother, also suffers from bipolar disorder.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Sherilynn, her husband Bobby, and their daughter Madyson were last seen in Red Oak, Oklahoma on October 8, 2009. They were looking to buy a forty-acre plot of land in the area, and planned to inspect several properties. They have never been heard from again. On October 17, hunters found the family's four-door pickup truck locked and abandoned on a dirt road in a rural area of Latimer County, near an oil well. The family's small black and white dog was inside the truck, nearly dead from starvation. Other belongings, including the Jamisons' coats, shoes, wallets, identification, cellular phones and global positioning system (GPS) were in the car. $32,000 in cash was in a bank envelope under the seat; the Jamisons often carried large amounts of cash. It was cold the day they disappeared and police think it's unlikely they would have left without their coats. An extensive search of the area turned no sign of the family.

    Bobby and Sherilyn owned two timeshares in Mexico and several others in the United States, but they haven't used any of them since their disappearances. They were the plaintiffs in two civil lawsuits, one against Bobby's father, and they also planned to sue to the Eufaula School District, where Madyson was a kindergarten student. The older Jamisons were both behaving oddly prior to their disappearances. Bobby asked a minister for advice on how to get rid of some ghosts he believed were haunting his home. Sherilyn also believed there were ghosts in the house, but she wasn't worried about them. They both lost a lot of weight in the months before they went missing, and they were experiencing financial problems. Investigators can find no evidence that either of them were using or selling drugs, however. Authorities have been unable to locate a .22-caliber pistol registered to Sherilyn, and they stated they had found letters indicating the family was "obsessed" with death. Police stated they had been unable to rule out any theory, including voluntary disappearance, abduction and murder-suicide, in the Jamison family's disappearances.

    The Jamisons are from Eufaula, Oklahoma, about thirty miles from where their truck was found. Their cases remain unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Latimer County Sheriff's Office


    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    News on 6
    The Oklahoman
    KFOR 4
    KOCO Oklahoma City
    Unsolved in the News


    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated March 9, 2013; distinguishing characteristics updated.

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