Eufaula Family's Disappearance Still A Mystery One Year Later

Friday, October 8th 2010, 6:52 pm
By: News On 6

By Dan Bewley, News On 6

LATIMER COUNTY, Oklahoma -- Family and friends of a missing Eufaula family are still praying for answers. Bobby and Sherilynn Jamison along with their daughter Madyson were last seen one year ago Friday.

They were looking at land near Red Oak in rural Latimer County when they vanished.

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"We still have hope, we still have faith, and, until they're back, there's still hope," said Star Jamison, Bobby Jamison's Mother.

For the Jamison's October 8th is a tragic reminder.

"We're coping.  You know, we cry and then we cheer ourselves up, you know it hurts a lot," she said.

It was one year ago Friday when Star Jamison's son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter disappeared. Bobby, Sherilynn, and Madyson were in rural Latimer County, on Panola Mountain.

All that was found was the family's truck, with thousands of dollars inside, and their dog; she had been locked in the cab for a week.

Twelve months later and Mazy is doing fine, but the Jamison family is still searching for answers. They have no idea if the three are alive.

"I go back and forth with that. I don't believe Sherilynn and Bobby are alive, absolutely. I want to believe Madyson's alive," said Niki Shenold, a family friend.

Latimer County Sheriff Isreal Beauchamp says the case has him frustrated and disappointed. But he also points out; state and local authorities have spent nearly a million dollars in the search for the Jamisons.

The sheriff says they've expended dozens leads but haven't found anything to point one way or the other. He says search teams have spent 39 days on the mountain in the past year and tips are still coming in to the FBI and US Marshalls.

As the family leans on each other, they hope that one day, the mystery will be solved.

"I'm not sure if they're going to come home, but I'm certain I will find answers one day" Shenold said.

The Sheriff's Office is still taking tips but doing so through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.