CALDWELL - A Caldwell woman has taken to social media to help find her son, her daughter-in-law, and their two little girls who have been missing since Wednesday.
L.D. Webb posted information on her Facebook page about her family who was last heard from about 6:30 a.m. Thursday. They were believed to be near Billings, Montana at the time.
Anthony Dean … his wife, Chelsi Kay Dean … and their two daughters: Kaytlin, age 5 and Avri, who is one year and eight months old … had left Caldwell and were headed to a town near the Montana/North Dakota border.
“They left my house Wednesday around 4 p.m. and were heading to Ekalaka, Montana, to see Chelsi's grandma for Thanksgiving,” Webb wrote in an e-mail to us. “Chelsi messaged her mom around one in the morning to say they were stopping to sleep. Around 6:30 a.m. (Thursday), Chelsi's grandma, Ella, got a message saying they were leaving Billings and should be to her house around 11 a.m. That's the last anyone has heard from them.”
The distance from Billings to Ekalaka is about 250 miles.
Webb said her son was driving a blue 2018 Toyota Forerunner with Idaho license plate 2C SC737. “They are towing a small trailer with a 1979 Toyota Corolla which Anthony is in the process of restoring. All the paint is sanded off. The trailer has a temporary California tag, because they just bought it when they picked up the Corolla,” Webb explained.
Anthony Dean and his wife both grew up in Caldwell. He is serving in the Air Force and is stationed at Grand Forks, North Dakota, his mother said.
“Anthony has taken the route (from Caldwell to Ekalaka) before, so he familiar with it,” she added.
Law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Air Force, and hospitals in both Idaho and Montana have been notified.