FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 75-year-old Fairfield woman and her young grandchildren have not been seen since Nov. 24 and were the focus Wednesday of an intense search throughout Northern California, authorities said.
Family members reported Sandra Young and her two grandchildren — 9-year-old Jayden Hill and 7-year-old Katalyhah Hill — missing after they disappeared on Sunday.
Investigators said Young did talk with relatives on Sunday, but has not been heard from or seen since. Family members checked her Fairfield residence and discovered that her green 2000 Acura TL with California license plate 5HLM514 was missing along with the elderly woman and the two children.
Traffic cameras have captured the vehicle in question crossing the Carquinez Bridge several times. It was last seen in Alamo at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, but police can’t tell from the cameras who is driving the car.
Young and the children were considered to be at risk due to their age as well as Young’s medical conditions.
Family members said Young became the children’s guardian when their parents were killed in a Highway 12 crash several years ago.
Lyn Johnson, who lives downstairs from the family, says Young had plans to make a Thanksgiving dinner at home.
“I know she was cooking and she had a ham the other day,” Johnson said.
Young’s nephew LaVonce Block urges anyone who sees his aunt to contact police. “The family really appreciates it,” he said.
If they are located, please contact the local law enforcement agency or dial 9-1-1.