Local Soldier Missing In Idaho

LOCAL SOLDIER MISSING – Our friends at Coastside Military Moms have asked for our help to please share this flyer far n wide. The Soldier’s family is from this area and are personal friends, so we are asking for your help on their behalf. Thanks friends.

The family and friends of a 26-year old Boise man wait for word tonight. Searchers have been combing the Boise mountains for the past few days; and still no sign of Erik Jorgenson.

“On Thursday night he sent out a mass text message basically saying he was a waste of oxygen on this earth,” said Cindy Crow, Erik’s mother. A message to make a mother’s heart stop.

The moment Cindy Crow received that text message from her son; she left her home in California and headed to Idaho. She called police to check on him but they only confirmed what she already knew Erik was missing.

The only clues he left behind a text message and his beloved dog. Friends and Family all agree Erik would never leave his best friend.

Erik suffers from severe post traumatic stress disorder after serving for a year in Afghanistan. His mother says this month is a particularly bad one.

“These guys come back and they’re trained to be strong and they hesitate to get help. Eric finally went probably in November I convinced him to go to the V.A. and just get help finding someone to talk to,” Cindy said.

Erik is now a member of the National Guard. The guard sent out three units to help friends and family. As they search the area, and the mountains, they are hoping for any sign of Erik’s truck.

Former military police officer Maggie Haswell-Sheppard heard a fellow service member was in trouble, and joined the efforts Saturday.

“Erik if you’re out there and you’re watching this, your mom is worried. Come home hon. We’re all here for you brother, we know your pain and we love you,” pleaded Haswell-Sheppard.

Haswell-Sheppard says two separate people told her they’d spotted Erik’s truck in the Arrowrock area.

But as of now — there’s still no sign of him.

Erik’s friends and family need your help. Erik drives a white 2013 Dodge Ram, License plate number S58329 (shown). The truck is jacked up, has a black grill and black rims. They are in desperate of need of volunteers to join their search party. Visit the Facebook page Ongoing battle in distress- my big brother Erik Jorgensen for more info. If you have seen Eric or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Boise Police at (208) 377-6790 or your law enforcement agency.

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SOURCE(s): https://www.facebook.com/OngoingBattleInDistressMyBigBrotherErikJorgensen AND http://www.kivitv.com/news/local/Califronia-mom-concerned-about-missing-Boise-soldiers-whereabouts-216389291.html    


1 comment for “Local Soldier Missing In Idaho

  1. Editor
    July 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you to those who shared this flyer. Today we received this heartbreaking update and we ask you to please keep this soldier’s family in your prayers.
    ‘Unfortunately, Erik succumbed to the demons inside of him and he took his own life today. Prayers are needed for his mom, dad, step dad and large family. Thank you for your prayers. War is a hard thing for our young kids to go through….’

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