Missing Mother And Daughters Found

posted by Brad Ford - 

UPDATE: 

The search for a missing woman and her two children has ended.  Tanda Christiansen, 28, and her daughters, ages 6 and 7, were found Thursday afternoon approximately two miles from their home. 

Thursday afternoon, a resident in the 8400-block of Ramsey Road called dispatch to report finding the three missing subjects on his property.  They were hiding in a brushy area along Sams Creek.  

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and search and rescue (SAR) personnel, who were searching nearby, responded to the location.  They found the three were thirsty and hungry, but otherwise safe.  Christiansen and her children were checked by medics at the scene, and then transported by Mercy Flights ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for evaluation.  

Original story:

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and search and rescue personnel are searching for a mother and her two young daughters, last seen Tuesday afternoon.  Deputies say the three are considered to be missing and endangered.

Family members have indicated that Christiansen made statements recently about wanting to travel to the state of Washington.  

On August 7, 2018, at 9:08 p.m., a family member reported Tanda Christiansen, 28, and her two daughters, ages 6 and 7, were missing.  The three walked away from the family’s residence in the 2500-block of Holcomb Springs Road at about 10:00 a.m.  The family became concerned when they didn’t return home after dark.  Additionally, Christiansen has recently exhibited signs of mental illness.

Deputies believe the case is related to a call they received Tuesday afternoon, several hours prior to Christiansen and her daughters being reported missing.  A resident on Pelton Lane called dispatch to request a welfare check on a woman and two girls.  The resident located the three wandering on her property and gave them a ride to the end of the driveway.  They were last seen at about 1:00 p.m. walking on Pelton Lane toward Ramsey Road.  Deputies arrived a short time later and checked the area, but did not locate the three subjects. 

About a half-mile of trees and fields separate the missing subjects’ home and the location where they are believed to have been spotted Tuesday afternoon.   The three were barefoot and reportedly carried some water with them. 

Tanda Christiansen is described as a white female adult, five feet, seven inches tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds.  Her brown hair is dyed blue or purple, and she has brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue pants.  

The oldest girl, 7, has light brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt.  The younger girl, 6, has dark brown hair and brown eyes.  She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and shorts. 

Deputies and SAR personnel are in the area searching and distributing flyers.  They ask residents to check their property and outbuildings for any sign of the missing subjects.  Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at (541) 776-7206.  Refer to case #18-16535. 

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