Oakley Carlson is a 6-year-old girl from Oakville, Washington, whose last known credible sighting was on February 10, 2021. Sadly, Oakley was not reported missing until 10-months later on December 6, 2021. Prior to that time, there had been a fire at her house and a school principal became concerned about her safety. Her biological parents Jordan Bowers and Andrew Carlson refuse to give any information on Oakley’s whereabouts and what happened to her. Bowers and Carlson remain suspects in Oakley's disappearance.
Bowers and Carlson were both initially charged with one count of second-degree abandonment of a dependent child for neglecting to give their 6-year-old daughter a prescribed medication, and two counts of endangerment with a controlled substance for exposing their then 6-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son to methamphetamine. On March 14, 2022, Carlson pleaded guilty to the two counts of endangerment. The Honorable Judge Svoboda stated during the sentencing hearing, “It’s a father’s job to protect their children, you certainly failed in that, Mr. Carlson.” He was sentenced to the maximum 12-months in jail. On April 22 , 2022, Bowers was sentenced to 20-months in prison for two counts of child endangerment with a controlled substance.
Oakley spent from age 7-months to almost 3-years-old in foster care with her loving foster parents Jamie Jo and Erik Hiles. They provided a safe and happy home where Oakley thrived. The Hiles, along with community members, raised concerns about her care to the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families many times throughout the years and even after Oakley left their care. They feel as though their concerns were not taken seriously and were simply ignored. They are seeking answers for Oakley.
According to police reports and news articles, while in Bowers' and Carlson's care, Oakley was starved, physically abused, and locked in a cabinet under the stairs, as a form of punishment for “bad” behavior.
Oakley was taken from a safe and loving foster home and left in a home with abuse, drug use, and what ultimately ended in a devastating story of a missing child. Until Oakley is found and brought home to the people who love her, we will continue to seek justice for Oakley.
Click here to visit the Official Oakley Carlson Website.