DHS & Police Searching for Missing 14 Month OId Mariah Nichols & Parents Damien Lee Nichols and Dusty Ann Willman in Molalla, OR (Update: Child Found Safe)
DHS and the police in Molalla, Oregon are searching for missing 14 month old Mariah Nichols and her parents, 37 year old Damien Lee Nichols and 39 year old Dusty Ann Willman. Mariah Nichols is considered to be endangered as the state of Oregon was awarded custody of the toddler because she was considered to be in need of medical attention following a welfare visit from the Department of Human Services by a Child Protective Services social worker. The parents agreed to turn over physical custody of their daughter at a local urgent care center and meet the social worker there. However, the parents telephoned and stated that they changed their mind. How does the State trust the parents to turn over custody and meet them at a clinic, when they obviously did not trust the parents to care for the child?
Molalla Police continue to search for a missing 14-month-old girl who is consider to be endangered.
The state of Oregon was awarded custody little Mariah Nichols because she was considered to be in need of medical attention when workers from the Department of Human Services last saw the girl on Wednesday.
During a morning welfare visit at a relative’s apartment in Molalla, a Child Protective Services social worker noticed sores on the girl’s face. Mariah’s parents.
Yet another failing of DHS, they should have been looking out for the welfare of the child and removed little Mariah Nichols from the home and brought the toddler to the clinic for a medical visit themselves. If they thought the parents were neglecting the child, why would they trust them to bring her to the urgent care clinic for medical care?
If anyone has seen 14 month old Mariah Nichols or her parents, Damien Lee Nichols or Dusty Ann Willman, please call 9-1-1 or the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at 503-655-8211.
UPDATE I: Police and the FBI found 14-month-old Mariah Nichols on Saturday. She was found safe at a home in rural Clackamas County outside of Molalla.