Search continues for missing teenager

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Jessie Starkey

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance locating a teenager that has been missing for a month. On Saturday, Aug. 3 just after 5 p.m., a group home in the Fort Jones area reported a 16 year-old walked away from the home, located in the 5100 block of Lighthill Road.

Since that date, Jessie Starkey, previously of Sonoma County, has not been located. She is considered endangered and may be in the company of an adult male companion, the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Starkey was last seen wearing faded blue jeans, gray sweatshirt, and a baseball cap, worn backwards. She has mid-length red hair, is 5’ 5” in height and she weighs about 180 pounds.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to reporting sightings in the Fort Jones and Greenville areas of Siskiyou County after her disappearance but the searches have so far been unsuccessful.

Investigators have been talking to associates and family members and thus far the ongoing investigation has failed to locate the missing teen, the Sheriff’s Office said, however, recent indicators may place her in the Sonoma County area, which is located north of San Francisco. Starkey has family ties in that area of California.

Those with information should call the Sheriff’s 24-hour dispatch center at (530) 841-2900.