A McKinleyville woman whose toddler is the subject of a major search effort in Trinity County has told officials she doesn’t remember driving there or having Sophia with her.
May 20 at 5:52pm
SoHum Awareness: Missing Child Sophia Parker
2 1/2 year old Sophia Parker is missing. She is 36″ tall, weighs 33 pounds, has blue eyes and long, curly auburn hair. Sophia was last seen with her mother, Claudia Parker (right), in McKinleyville, California at 12:30 AM on May 20, 2011.
About nine (9) hours later, the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office noticed Claudia walking (naked) on Highway 3 near Coffee Creek Road in the Trinity Lake area over 100 miles away.
Claudia could not remember driving there or having Sophia with her.
She was driving a 2008 silver Kia sedan. If you saw Claudia Parker traveling on Highway 299 or Highway 3, please contact the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or Sergeant Wayne Hanson at 268-3639 or Detective Kyla Smith at 268-3643.
May 21 at 12:15pm
Missing toddler found dead –
Search continues for missing girl, mother arrested
Humboldt County deputies released more information today about the search for a missing 2 ½-year-old Humboldt County girl whose mother was found walking Friday morning naked on the side of a Trinity County highway.
( http://www.redding.com/news/2011/may/21/search-continues-missing-girl-mother-arrested/ )
May 21 at 6:39pm
SoHum Awareness: The little girl has been found in the Trinity (deceased) -Kym
May 21 at 6:40pm
Alta DelaCruz: This is such a tragedy.
May 21 at 8:56pm
SoHum Awareness: Worst fears realized . . . .heartbreaking and incredibly sad! R.I.P. Sophia – Estelle
May 21 at 10:23pm
Obviously a parent with mental health issues. The article states that she had been arrested on endangerment charges previously. It is sad that we live in a country without adequite services for those suffereing from mental illness. This is …the continuing legacy of Reagan. So incredibly sad to see a life lost for no reason, and likely another life ruined. I don’t see how the mother will ever recover well from her issues while this responsability hangs on her soul.
May 24 at 8:59am
SoHum Awareness: Here is the father’s statement
May 24 at 4:48pm
Here is how the story unfolded told by the North Coast Journal- Tragedy in Trinity.