Mother asks locals for help in finding daughter

Rebecca Neipp

News Review Staff Writer

Mother asks locals for help in finding daughterLake Isabella resident Carrie Scoggan recently sent an email to the News Review, asking for help searching for her 27-year-old daughter, Kelly Scoggan, who was was reported missing May 13.

“My daughter has been missing over a month. My sister bridyet Scoggan reported her down in ridgecrest vit lied about how my daughter had gotten to Bakersfield. If she really is in Bakersfield,” reads the e-mail, which we publish here verbatim.

“I want to know what ridgecrest police are doing to o care my daughter.”

The email was accompanied by a photo of an apparent Facebook post that includes Kelly’s photo (republished here) with the following text:

“My daughter is missing if you have seen her or know were she night be plase contact me 661-972-2834. 100$reward on any information that brings my daughter back home to her babies and to us.”

Ridgecrest Police Department officials acknowledged that they have opened up an investigation on Kelly’s whereabouts, but said that so far there has been no evidence that she is in Ridgecrest.

According to RPD reports, Bridgett Scoggan said she has not seen her niece, Kelly, since April 1.

“Kelly was living with a family member in Ridgecrest,” said RPD reports. “Detectives contacted this relative and determined Kelly has not been seen, nor do they know where she could be located.”

RPD officials contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Office and Bakersfield Police Department and requested a BOLO (be on the lookout) for Kelly.

Detectives also searched Kelly’s history for contact with law enforcement. On March 24, she requested a voucher for a hotel room through the “Love in Action” program. According to RPD officials, that is a collaboration between the department and Crossroads Community Church to provide shelter and fuel to those who are transient or otherwise in need.

According to RPD officials, that is the last evidence they have of Kelly being in Ridgecrest.

Kelly also has two arrests logged in Bakersfield, one on May 5 and one on May 7.

“At this point in time, it is believed that Kelly is still located in Bakersfield, and is transient,” states the RPD report.

Anyone with information about the missing woman can call RPD at 760-499-5100.

Pictured: Kelly Scoggan

Story First Published: 2019-05-31