AMBER Alert issued for missing Idaho children after father’s truck is found burned up in Nevada
UPDATED (9:43 pm) – According to Eureka County, Nevada Sheriff Keith Logan, Joshua Dundon was taken into custody Monday night. The missing girls have been recovered safe and unharmed.
WYOMING – Authorities have issued an AMBER alert for a child abduction stemming in Boise, Idaho. Boise Police Department is looking for two children who were last seen in Eureka County, NV and are believed to be in danger.
The missing children—Jaylynn Dundon and Madison Dundon—were checked out of their elementary school by their father, Joshua Dundon, 29, on Wednesday, May 10. Dundon told witnesses he planned to take the girls camping near Arrow Rock Reservoir in Idaho. When the group failed to return a Missing Persons investigation began with the Boise Police Department. The investigation revealed the girl’s lives are endangered.
On Thursday, May 11, Dundon’s truck was found burned in Eureka County, Nevada. Due to the conditions of the truck, there was a delay in positive identification. On May 11, witnesses saw a male walk from the scene of the truck and observed as the male spoke to a female who was not visible but could be heard by the witnesses. The male walked away from the scene of the truck.
On Monday, May 15, positive identification was made that the truck belongs to Dundon. Eureka County Sheriff’s Office then identified several different shoe prints leaving the scene in a very remote area.
The truck was burned intentionally. Several expired ammunition casings were located on scene. Witnesses heard a gunshot at the time they approached the burning truck. Dundon is known to use illicit drugs. He recently made threatening statements and has made suicidal statements in the past. Dundon has been identified to have firearms in his possession.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these children is urged to contact (208) 373-5411 or 911 immediately.
MISSING CHILD: Madison Ann Dundon
Age: 7 Years 8 Months
Height: 4 Feet 0 Inches
Weight: 40 pounds
Identifying Features: Pierced Ears
MISSING CHILD: Jaylynn Dawn Dundon
Age: 6 Years 5 Months
Height: 3 Feet 6 Inches
Weight: 35 pounds
Identifying Features: Scar over left eye, and pierced ears.
SUSPECT: Joshua Bradley Dundon
Age: 29 Years
Height: 6 Feet 0 Inches
Weight: 150 pounds