Sheila Franks: Missing from Fortuna

Sheila Franks

Sheila Franks, 37, from Rio Dell and Loleta, Calif which is in the Fortuna area, has been missing since March 13, 2014.    Her mother called to report her missing, because her family had not heard from Sheila.  Previously she had been consistent with communicating with her son.  Last known sighting of Shelia was in Eureka on January 11, 2014.

Billie-Jo Dick of Plymouth, Maine believes there is a connection between the disappearance of Sheila Franks and her daughter Danielle Bertolini.

Danielle kept in contact with her mother and her sister Mariah that lives in Seattle.  When Mariah last talked with Mariah she was waiting for her to call her but she didn’t.  So Mariah kept calling the place where Danielle was staying at but no one answered.  Billie-Jo last talked to Danielle on Jan. 29.

“I thought it was kind of weird.  Like, even if she wasn’t there, a man would always answer the phone,” Mariah told the Bangor Daily news.

Both women have blonde hair and blue eyes and are similar looking in appearance and build and knew the same people and were both seen with the same Fortuna man. 

Police told the Bangor Daily news that they have talked with the man and they say he is cooperating and they have interviewed many people and followed tips in the attempt to locate Danielle and Sheila. 

Sheila Franks is described as: White female, 37 years old, strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, 5’5” tall and approximately 120 lbs.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

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Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America.

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