(Sheridan, Wyo) A Sheridan native, Erin Henry, was reported missing on November 30th by her roommate in Arcata, California. Henry was last seen by the roommate at their apartment in the 100 block of Samoa Boulevard on 11/25/2017. Her wallet, cell phone and car were located at her residence. Henry had recently suffered a broken ankle and is not able to walk without the aid of crutches or a knee scooter.
Henry is described as a 22-year-old white female, 5 foot 8 inches, thin build with blond hair and hazel eyes. Henry has a distinctive tattoo on her left forearm of a large red poppy flower with the inscription “Anna Rowland 1993-2016” written along the stem.
If you know anything of the whereabouts of Erin, please call the Arcata Police with any information. 707-822-2428.
Henry’s mother, Teri Lippold Henry Rowland, has been keeping Sheridan informed through her Facebook page and has maintained a remarkably positive attitude. On December 1st she reported that a person of interest had been cleared. He is living in another state and has an alibi. On the 3rd she flew out to California, and soon after other family members joined her there.
On December 4th, Rowland said that helicopter searches were moving to new locations, surveillance tapes were reviewed, and several leads had been followed up on. “I even got to do a little of the detective work today which is good since it keeps me busy,” she wrote. “But to this point, we do not know where Erin went or how she got there. However, due to some of the leads, my family will be heading out tomorrow to place flyers and do some looking northward from Arcata – spreading the search a little.”
She said that The Cal Advocates for the Missing printed 200 flyers and were helping to spread the word with their website.
“Erin Henry has been plastered all over the news out here and there are flyers everywhere you go,” Rowland wrote. “It’s hard as a mother to see them everywhere, but I know it is because so many people are helping, and love Erin, that they are up. We still need to spread the word. Erin did not disappear without a trace. We just haven’t found the trace yet.”
On December 5th Rowland posted a message expressing her appreciation for the outpouring of support from the community. She stressed the importance of sharing the information on social media, but also offered a link to a YouCaring fund as, “another option of how to help our family if you so desire. The money raised will be put directly towards helping cover the costs of trying to find Erin, including flights, lodging, food, rental cars for the 7 of us that are now out in California, and to flyers/advertising and anything that could help lead us to her.”
Rowland also asked that those who want to be updated on the case should follow the group “Find Erin Henry” on Facebook, “… and call the Arcata Police Department with any information of your own. We love you Erin, please come back to us safe.”
Rowland said that they met with the Theater department, the Humboldt State University (HSU) police, HSU counseling, and administration, as well as the Arcata Police, and about 60 students. “No wonder Erin loves this place so much,” she wrote, “She has quite a family here at HSU.”
Rowland ended her last message on the evening of the 5th with her characteristic grace and optimism. “Thank you family and friends in Sheridan who are holding down the fort – taking care of our animals, answering Facebook, getting us in touch with the right people, researching, covering things at school, and keeping us going out here!!!! You all are the best. Let’s hope tomorrow is the day!”