Search continues for missing Boardman woman


Two weeks of searching.

Two weeks of worry.

Two weeks and still no sign of Autumn Rose Jones.

Jones, a 22-year-old woman from Boardman, Oregon was last known to be on Highway 19, east of Spray Oregon.

Family members say she texted them at 10:30 p.m. on November 27th to say she was going for a drive.

At 1:30 a.m., Jones called to say she was lost.

Family believed she was traveling in the wrong direction and tried to get Jones to turn around.

In the hours that followed, they were no longer able to locate her phone.

Since then – nothing.

A wide search began in the vast and largely unpopulated stretches of Eastern Oregon.

Sheriff’s deputies from Wheeler, Morrow and Grant counties coordinated search teams.

She had last been known to be driving a 2014 red Volkswagen Jetta Wagon TDI.

The car has an expired Washington State temporary registration in the rear window and dealer plates from All-Star Cars on the rear plate.

Thus far, she has not been found and there is no sign of the car.

On December 4th, the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office posted and update reading:

Due to credible information, we do not believe Autumn Jones to be in Wheeler County any longer. If anyone has any new information, please contact the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office.

A sheriff’s deputy confirmed to Central Oregon Daily News he is confident Jones is not in Wheeler County, but was reluctant to give any further details as the case has been taken over by investigators in Morrow County.

A lieutenant with Morrow County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Autumn Jones is still missing and considered to be potentially in danger, indicating the case is still very active, but on-the-ground searches had been paused because investigators simply had nowhere left to search.

Meanwhile, Jones’ family continues to post on social media about their daily searches.

So far, they too, have come up empty.

Autumn Jones is described 5’10” tall and 300 pounds with brown hair.

If you have seen Jones, her car, or have other information about her disappearance, you are asked to contact the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office at 541-676-5317.


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