Mikayla Standridge went missing at 5 a.m. on April 21 off Skagit View Drive in Concrete. Now her family is probing for answers and organizing a search party to begin Thursday morning, April 27.
Standridge, 25, was last seen running out of a house she was staying at on Skagit View Drive the morning of April 21, Standridge’s aunt Mardi Martone said in a phone call Wednesday. Standridge then called 911 before the phone hung up and dispatch was unable to reach her, Martone said.
No one has seen or heard from her since. Standridge is described as weighing 100 pounds with blonde and pink hair and bright blue eyes.
“I’m praying but it doesn't look good,” Martone said.
Now Martone is hoping to organize a search party Thursday after hearing the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office is searching the area near where she was last seen.
Sheriff's deputy Brad Holmes told CDN Wednesday night he wasn't yet aware of Thursday's search plans.
"We have been searching for the last two days," Holmes said. "I would imagine the search will continue tomorrow but can't confirm."
Martone is asking for help from the community in searching for Standridge, although she doesn’t have an exact location yet for where people can look.
“I’m going to sit there, find a deputy and see where their search party is at,” Martone said. “They had search and rescue [near Skagit View Drive] yesterday. Small team. Just looking for clues.”
She’s hoping law enforcement will allow the public to park in a large gravel pit near the intersection of South Skagit Highway and Wilderness Drive.
“The sheriff’s office hasn't been telling me a whole lot,” Martone said. “I got word from family earlier today that the sheriff’s office is going to put two boats in the water [Thursday] and have a bunch of people out working the area.
“I won't know anything more ... And see if the gravel pit will be open. Bring hiking boots, something to drink, hiking sticks."
Martone called Standridge a bright light, who can make anyone smile, no matter what. Standridge also has a little boy, Madden, who is around 2 years old.
“She always wants to laugh,” Martone said. “Always wants to help people. She’ll call you out of the blue just to say hi. She wasn't given a big chance in life. Had a really rough life. Her parents checked out on her. It’s been two aunts and grandparents raising her. She’s a beautiful girl and ran into the wrong people.”
Martone has been sharing a missing person’s flyer and updates on her personal Facebook page, where she also plans to go live during the search Thursday. Anyone hoping to join the search or get more information can find updates on Martone’s Facebook page.