Sheila Sherrell Franks

Franks, circa 2014

  • Missing Since 02/02/2014
  • Missing From Eureka, California
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth 07/19/1976 (43)
  • Age 37 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 130 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes.

Details of Disappearance

Franks was last seen in Eureka, California on February 2, 2014. At the time of her disappearance she was living in Rio Dell, California and Loleta, California. Her family reported her missing on March 13; it's very uncharacteristic of Franks to be out of touch with her loved ones.

23-year-old Danielle Bertolini disappeared on January 29, 2014, a few days before Franks did. The two women both had blonde hair and blue eyes, they knew some of the same people, and they were last seen by the same man, who is considered a person of interest in both cases. Because of this, authorities believe the two cases could be linked.

In March 2015, Bertolini's skull was found near the Eel River, upstream from Howe Creek. It was identified in May. Authorities believe she was the victim of a homicide. Her murder and Franks's disappearance remain unsolved.

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated January 2, 2016; three pictures added.