Utah Probation and Parole officers search for missing woman while checking in with offenders

Posted at 9:55 PM, Nov 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-19 23:55:42-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- House to house, door to door--Utah Department of Probation and Parole officers checked in with offenders around the region Wednesday night regarding the whereabouts of Kayelyn Louder.

"My hope is that we may get some more clues and more information that will lead us to where she is at," said Amy Fugal, who is Kayelyn's cousin.

Louder was reported missing in September, and she was last seen near her condo on September 27. She was observed out in the rain without shoes and she left without taking any possessions with her. Click here for FOX 13 News’ coverage on the case as it has evolved.

Four times a year, parole officers from across the region get together for a field night where they go around and check on parolees and attempt to arrest fugitives. The Louder family asked if they could take fliers of Kayelyn with them.

"She really could be anywhere, but we feel for certain that she did not walk off on her own, that something has happened to her," Fugal said.

The family believes foul play could be a real possibility and that one of these parolees could know something.

"Many of the folks we interact with on a regular basis frequent drug houses or homeless shelters, so there is a chance if Kayelyn is wandering the streets or caught up in something our offender population might know," said Geri Miller-Fox, who is the Director of Adult Probation and Parole.

Around 100 officers answered the Louder family’s call for help.

"I told them there was no one better to have looking for their daughter and their sister as this group right here, and I referred to you as 'junk yard dogs' in a sense but I completely believe it " said Rollin Cook, Executive Director for the Utah Department of Corrections, as he addressed the officers before the field night began.

The Louder family said they hope for the best, prepare for the worst, and will never give up until they find Kayelyn.

"You can't just say it's been eight weeks, we're going to stop looking now; there is no way we can do that, we have to have closure, we have to know where she is," Fugal said.

The Louder family will also be holding a community search this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Birkhill Condos in Murray.