Mum who went on US cross country trip with boyfriend missing as family demands answers
Katie Ferguson’s family were left desperate for answers after she went missing whereas on a long distance drive across the US with her boyfriend who is now below investigation
The family of a mum who disappeared after last being viewed with her on-again, off-again boyfriend were left desperate for answers.
Katheryn “Katie” Ferguson, 33, was last viewed October 5 on a cross country trip from Alabama to Wyoming with Adam Shane Aviles Jr. of Cody, Wyoming. He remains below investigation and has now not been charged with Katheryn’s disappearance.
He was arrested on a charge of felon in possession of ammunition, in response to a criminal complaint filed November 13. Authorities in Wyoming maintain acknowledged that a search of his automobile came across dried blood, a loaded Glock magazine and a “projectile hole” in the front passenger door, in response to the complaint.
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The complaint acknowledged that on November 2, Katheryn’s mum Mona Hartling contacted Cody Police Division to voice that her daughter was missing.
The missing lady’s sister, Amanda Ferguson, confirmed to NBC Information that their mum was the one who first contacted the police. She acknowledged her younger sister had moved to Alabama from Wyoming in Would possibly maybe maybe well to glean far from Aviles, who had allegedly been “abusives” to her through the relationship.
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The distraught sister acknowledged: “She was insecure of him. She didn’t desire the girls around him.” But in response to the complaint, Katie had contacted Aviles to grasp her relieve to Cody after relapsing on medication. The paid, along with their two daughters, were making the trip. The 2 girls, historical one and 4, are now staying with their paternal grandmother, Amanda Ferguson acknowledged.
The day her mum reported Katie missing, Aviles suggested police that she was now not missing but did not would actually like to maintain contact with her mum, the complaint mentioned. Two days later investigators came across Aviles’ automobile abandoned in rural Cody with rubbish bags maintaining the windows. Police broke in on account of the connection to the missing persons case and deputies wished to be sure no one wished scientific assist, the complaint acknowledged.
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A law enforcement officer reported “he can even smell the odour of ‘putrefied blood'” within the automobile. The passenger’s seat was missing and there was evidence of cleansing products internal, the court docket information demonstrate. A Glock handgun magazine loaded with live ammunition was additionally in the automobile, the complaint acknowledged.
It continued: “There was additionally what appears to be a projectile hole in the front passenger door.”
As deputies investigated, Aviles approached them pronouncing that it was correct out of gas. Forward of he returned to Wyoming, Aviles had three extra interactions with the police.
The first was October 5 in Trumann, Arkansas, the portray acknowledged. It be taught: “Ample.F. was demonstrate in the passenger seat and Aviles Jr. was operating the automobile. There was no projectile hole in the passenger aspect door on bodycam video.”
Texas Convey Patrol interacted with him on October 9 with body camera pictures showing the missing Katie now not in the automobile and the bullet hole in the passenger door hidden by tape, the complaint acknowledged. On October 11, Aviles encountered Colorado Convey Patrol officers and Katie was again now not in the automobile.
Aviles was driving the automobile in the course of every of the three encounters, the complaint acknowledged. His outdated portray comprises being convicted of heroin possession in 2017 in Park County, Wyoming.
Amanda Ferguson says she last spoke to her sister on September 24. She described her sister as a “goofball” and a doting mum who would never maintain ignored out on her youngest daughter’s first birthday, which was last month. She is hopeful that her sister is mute alive.
“I mute maintain quite little bit of hope. But with the whole evidence I’ve heard, if Katie is mute alive, I correct desire her to understand that we like her and leave out her and we’re here for her,” Amanda Ferguson acknowledged. “But when she isn’t, I would actually like to understand the assign she’s at so I can correctly say goodbye to her. Our whole family would admire that.”