Weekend Search And Rescue Efforts Scheduled To Find Missing Caddo Co. Mother

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 10:14 pm
By: Clayton Cummins

ANADARKO, Oklahoma -

Search and rescue efforts are being scheduled this weekend to help find a missing Caddo County mother.

Dawn Sherrill, 55, went missing on July 21. She was last seen near State Highway 8 and County Road 1376, south of Anadarko.

Law enforcement issued a Silver Alert for Sherrill the next day.

Sherrill was recovering from brain surgery when she went missing. Family said she was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and may be disoriented.

“I’m beyond myself,” said Dylan Sherrill, Dawn’s son. “I’m almost to where I can’t feel anything, I can’t think, I can’t process.”

Sherrill’s family met with members of the Oklahoma City Metro Search and Rescue Team Wednesday evening to solidify search and rescue operations.

Anyone wishing to volunteer their time to help find Sherrill is being asked to meet at the First Baptist Church in Anadarko at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Search and rescue teams will comb a radius of 50 miles where Sherrill was last seen.

“For her to be out there possibly alone, scared or even if someone has her and is just not telling us, it is just terrifying,” said Sherrill. “All the different thoughts that run through your head and all the different scenarios that could happen.”

Volunteers will be asked to search certain sections of the 50-mile radius, looking at roads, fences, bridges and overpasses.

“We’re looking for somebody who can be focused on driving the car and being safe while they are out on the road and have another individual or more than one individual in the car with them so they can really be looking and focused on the side of the road,” said Brian Smith of Oklahoma City Metro Search and Rescue.

Dozens have already signed up to meet at First Baptist Church to volunteer their time to assist with search efforts, but organizers said the more volunteers, the better.

“It would bring a ton of relief having her location known and her being found,” said Sherrill. “But that doesn’t change a lot, she is still going through mental issues. It would mean that we have a whole different lifestyle ahead of us.”

If you believe you may have spotted Sherrill, you’re asked to call 911.

Sherrill may be driving a maroon 2007 Ford F-150 with a black tailgate.