Sheriff asks for public's help locating Oregon girl last seen in August

"Detectives say Tabatha Clancy-Wood is likely with her mother, Kelly Marie Clancy, 46, who reportedly left the area for California in August during a custody dispute," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – Detectives from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office made a public appeal for help Wednesday locating a missing 8-year-old girl.

"Detectives say Tabatha Clancy-Wood is likely with her mother, Kelly Marie Clancy, 46, who reportedly left the area for California in August during a custody dispute," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

The investigation started last summer when Tabatha's father, Adrian Wood, contacted the sheriff and police in Eagle Point about "issues related to custody and visitation," the sheriff's office said.

The sheriff said Wood obtained sole custody of Tabatha in October.

"On October 26, 2018, a judge signed an order that Tabatha be returned to her father," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "But by then, Tabatha and Kelly were still nowhere to be found. Tabatha was entered as a missing/endangered person."

The sheriff said family members have told deputies they haven’t heard from Kelly and Tabatha since August when the two left their apartment in Eagle Point "reportedly to travel to an amusement park in Southern California. Kelly also left her cell phone behind. Kelly was last seen driving a white 2003 Saturn sedan with Oregon license plate 659DRB."

The sheriff asks anyone with information about the case to call (541) 774-8333 or by email at CID@jacksoncounty.org.

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