We now have two teens missing from Gillette. Friends and family are now dealing with not knowing where Colton and Alicia are. Are they safe?
Their child is missing. A harsh truth for any parent. We Help The Missing, a pending non-profit 501©3 organization that assists families and law enforcement in searching for missing family members, was notified.
First one case, then the other as parents gave permission for the organization to begin searching for the two. Tips come in daily and are verified by the private investigators who volunteer with WHTM: Dave Wolfskill and Amanda Waldron, local Wyoming residents. A tip the teens are with another individual has not been confirmed to this date.
Both teens’ parents, Tanya and Jesse Kimbley and Angie and Acie Mefford, never thought the day would come that they would need the community’s and law enforcement’s help to locate their children. The feelings a parent of a missing child have are many. Those feelings range from hopelessness to frustration to feeling alone. The feeling that no one is looking for their children or is seriously taking them as missing causes them worry that they may be in danger; it’s a feeling no parent should have to face.
We Help The Missing works daily with the parents to alleviate such feelings. We Help The Missing does not use the term “Runaway,” regardless of whether or not the individual left on his own. Any person who is missing is ENDANGERED if they are not in the safety of their home, with their loved ones. In many states, it is against the law to aid or harbor an underage person who is not with parents, which leaves many law enforcement agencies the option of pressing charges
against those who may be aiding or hiding a missing teen.
We Help The Missing and law enforcement, along with the families of Alicia and Colton, are asking for media coverage outside of Wyoming to ensure the safe return of those children.
If anyone has any information regarding the location of Alicia and Colton, you are asked to immediately contact Gillette Police Department (307) 682-5155 or Private Investigators Dave Wolfskill (307) 467-5915 or
The danger of child trafficking, among other dangers, exists. The dangers are very real and most teens do not realize how serious this could be. We are asking you to please share this information. The parents now ask where their child is and ask for your help. Below are messages to Colton and Alicia from their parents.
Alicia Jones and Colton Mefford: “If you are reading this, your parents would like you to know that they LOVE you and you both are missed dearly. Please call no matter what to let them know that you are safe. Anything can be worked out just let us know that you both are safe!”
Alicia Jones, age 15, was last seen on September 18, 2014 in Gillette, Wyoming. She has brown hair, hazel eyes, is 5’4” tall and weighs 120 lbs. Colton Mefford, age 15, was last seen on September 20, 2014 in Gillette, Wyoming. He has medium brown hair, hazel/brown eyes, is 5’10” tall and weighs 170 lbs. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Colton or Alicia, please contact the Gillette Police Department at (307) 682-5155 or Private Investigator Dave Wolfskill at (307) 467-5915 or Private Investigator Amanda Waldron at (307) 797-0363 or WE HELP THE MISSING — TIP LINE (866) 660-4025. All tips will be confidential. Thank you.