Search widens for woman reported missing in Missoula

Posted at 3:55 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 17:55:01-04

MISSOULA – The search for Jermain Austin Charlo — the 23-year-old mother of two was last seen June 16th — continues in the Missoula area.

The Lifeguard Group of Missoula is leading searches in their efforts to locate missing and endangered people.

Nearly 45 people conducted a ground search of areas throughout Missoula on Sunday evening, although they have few clues at this time as to where Charlo might be now.

Volunteers were given specific safety instructions and told that if they were to find any evidence that they were to immediately call 9-1-1 or the Lifeguard group

"Pay attention, be familiar with her picture. From all accounts that we have, she wants to be home and her family wants her home,” said Lowell Hochhalter, director of The Lifeguard Group.

She was wearing blue jeans, a white T-shirt with a brown Under Armour pullover, a tan baseball cap and cowboy boots at the time of her disappearance. She has a flower tattoo on her chest and a deer tattoo on her left shoulder blade.

Charlo is from Dixon, and last seen near the Orange Street Food Farm.

Anyone else who has seen Charlo is asked to contact the Missoula Police Detective Mitch Lang at (406) 552-6300 or Flathead Tribal Police Officer Orcino Walker at (406) 675-4700.