Investigators search home of missing 5-year-old Oakley Carlson

The search for 5-year-old Oakley Carlson continued at the Carlson family home in Oakville on Saturday, Dec. 11, and while investigators didn’t locate the child, they remain undeterred.

Grays Harbor Undersheriff Brad Johansson said the search for Oakley will continue.

“Nothing will stop us from searching for her,” he said.

The extensive search of the home and surrounding property included assistance from the Washington State Department of Emergency Management in the form of search and rescue groups, search dogs, cadaver dogs and drones equipped with thermal imagers.

Saturday’s search of the home only stopped when the investigators felt they exhaustively searched the property, Johansson said.

Investigators from Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office have been at the home since Oakley’s parents, Jordan Bowers and Andrew Carlson, were arrested on Dec. 6, Johansson said.

The parents were arrested on probable cause for abandonment of a dependent person in the second degree after it was discovered the pair’s other daughter has allegedly been denied her medication for 15 months, according to a Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office Facebook post on Dec. 9. They are each being held at Grays Harbor County Jail on $150,000 bail.

The 6-year old girl is in protective custody, Johansson said.

As far as the search for Oakley goes, her chance for survival gets worse because of her age and the longer she’s gone. While Oakley hasn’t been seen since early 2021, there is cause for more hope that police will find her.

“There is a new confirmed date Oakley Carlson was seen alive,” a Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office news release states. “It has been confirmed Oakley was seen alive on Feb. 10, 2021.”

Oakley’s parents claim they last saw Oakley alive Nov. 30, 2021, according to a Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office news release.

As for who might have seen her, where she might have been seen, or if she was seen alone, Johansson said the sheriff’s office is not releasing that information.

Investigators want to speak with anyone who has seen Oakley since January 2021. They would also like to speak with anyone who has talked to her parents, Jordan Bowers and Andrew Carlson in the same period.

Anyone with information, please call the dispatch non-emergency number 360-533-8765, Detective Sgt. Paul Logan at 360-964-1729, or email

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