Vanished Innocence: Unraveling the Mystery of Oakley Carlson

Today, with a heavy heart, we delve into the disappearance of a very young soul, cherished by her foster parents but seemingly neglected by her biological kin. As we approach what would have been Oakley Carlson’s 7th birthday and mark the two-year anniversary of her disappearance, we embark on a journey to piece together the haunting puzzle of her case.

Special thanks to the Light the Way Advocacy Project and Haley Gray for making this episode possible. 

Content Warnings: Unsolved Case, missing or murdered child, domestic and child abuse


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Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Paul Logan at 360-964-1729 or by email at sodetectives@, or call Crimestoppers at 800-222-8477

Voice your opinion to WA DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter at ross.hunter@

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Oakley Carlson – Oakville, Washington Facebook Group  

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