Details of Disappearance Sloan was last seen at her residence in the vicinity of the 3000 block of south Shore Route in Polson, Montana on April 16, 2005. She has never been heard from again. She was reported missing on April 23.
Her silver 2002 Toyota Tundra extended cab truck was located on April 28 at a shopping center in the vicinity of the 2600 block of north Reserve Street in Missoula, Montana, a few minutes from the Missoula International Airport. The vehicle was packed with Sloan's possessions, as if she had been traveling.
Sloan was facing federal tax evasion charges at the time of her disappearance. She had been released on her own recognizance after her arrest. Her attorney stated Sloan had been cooperating with authorities and was not facing enough fines or prison time to make her want to run away.
Sloan's family states it's uncharacteristic of her to leave without warning and they are concerned for her welfare. They reported her missing after she didn't show up for her son's college graduation in Colorado. She left behind her passport as well as a significant amount of money in the bank; she hasn't not accessed her bank accounts since her disappearance.
Sloan posted bond for her boyfriend, William Gholson, shortly before her disappearance. Gholson had been jailed for incest. He moved into Sloan's house after his release from jail. While living with her, he ordered a computer using a line of credit in Sloan's name, and applied for credit cards in her name and her adult son's name.
Ten days after her disappearance, Sloan's son ordered Gholson out of her house. He subsequently dropped out of sight and has not been seen since. Both Gholson and Sloan are still missing and it is not clear if they are together. Photographs and vital statistics for Gholson are unavailable.
Authorities stated there was no sign of foul play in Sloan's disappearance and she may be trying to avoid prosecution, but her family is worried about her. Her case remains unsolved.
- Lake County Sheriff's Office
Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated April 5, 2008; picture added.