Oskaloosa Grandmother Missing Since Monday

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OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- A metro family is asking for your help in finding a missing grandmother.

Forty-five-year-old Sallie West of Oskaloosa was supposed to go to her grandson's birthday party in Ankeny Monday morning, but she never showed up and she hasn't been seen since.

"She sent my wife a text saying she was gonna come up for my son's birthday, because it was her mom's birthday as well. And she never showed up," West's son, Dustin West told us.

West was last seen driving a white, 2004 two door Grand Am with the license number AZZ-092. A motorist did tell police the car was seen driving erratically Monday afternoon in Grimes. Family members say this is strange because West has never just taken off before.

"This isn't like her at all," West's daughter, Heather Emehiser said, "Because I mean her family is her life. She's all about it, so, her not being in contact is kinda worrying. It doesn't make sense."

The family tells us West didn't pack any clothes and she left a roast cooking at home, so they don't think she had planned to go anywhere for more than a few hours. Police say records show no one has used her phone or her credit or debit cards since before she disappeared.

"If someone was going to like run off they would take clothes and they would be using money for things like gas and food and such else. I mean you'd think anyway," Dustin West said.

The family tells us, especially with these single digit temperatures we've been seeing, they're afraid that West might be somewhere in a ditch. "She never called us or told us what she was doing or where she was at so it makes us concerned that she just disappeared," Dustin West said.

If you see West or her car, call any local police department.

1 Comment

  • Michael Jon

    Might be an idea for gas stations to review their security tapes for that day to see if they notice any location of where she might have fueled or stop to get something to drink or eat.

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