SALEM, OR. (THECOUNT) — Oregon mom Karissa Alyn Fretwell and her 3-year-old son Billy have not been seen or heard from since May 13. Friends describe the young mother as someone with a strong work ethic who would “never miss work.”

The family of Fretwell, 25, and son William reported them missing last week and now the Salem police are asking for the public to report any additional information on the two.


A friend who regularly babysat William said she last spoke to Fretwell on May 11 when the mother inquired about installing a security camera system at her place of residence. On May 17 the friend was supposed to watch William – but never heard back from Fretwell.

A neighbor reported to police two months ago, “We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud. The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment,” reports MyFox8.

Authorities aren’t releasing much information, including whether any of Fretwell’s personal belongings are missing, but a white Grand Am registered to her is still parked on the street in front of her apartment, and a green Mercury Mountaineer parked in front of it has a college financial aid application on its passenger seat that appears to have been signed by Fretwell.

Her friend says Fretwell works as an overnight security guard while studying education at Western Oregon University, and adds, “She has a strong work ethic. She’d never miss work.”

According to facebook Fretwell resides in McMinnville, Oregon, and attended Western Oregon University. She previously worked as a driver for Jimmy John’s and was a security guard and Cascade Steel Rolling Mills.

Anyone with possible information should contact Salem police on their non-emergency line at (503) 588-6123.

Geo quick facts: Salem is the capital city of Oregon. Set amid a park with gardens, the domed Oregon State Capitol contains a collection of art by Oregon artists. The Hallie Ford Museum of Art includes works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists. The Willamette Heritage Center includes a Victorian wool mill, plus 19th-century homes with period furnishings. The Bush House Museum is an Italianate mansion built in 1878 – wikipedia.

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