Update: Missing Idaho kids found safe in Colorado

Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter


The three young Idaho children reported missing nearly two weeks ago have been found near Frisco, Colo. about 25 miles outside of Vail and the two suspects charged with abducting them are in custody, the Caldwell, Idaho police department announced Saturday.

An Amber Alert was issued Monday for the children, after detectives in Idaho charged that their mother, Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn and Jason “Travis” Simon disappeared with the children. The Idaho Statesman reported that police believe the couple left Idaho with the children after they realized detectives were looking for Simon in connection with a child pornography investigation.


Original story posted June 13


An Amber Alert has been issued in Nevada for three missing Idaho children who were seen in Sparks on Sunday.

Lewis “Louie” Dunn, 10, Kaylee Dunn, 9, and Kaydn Simon, 6 are believed to be in imminent danger due to the circumstances of the case.


Lewis Dunn
Lewis Dunn

According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the children were abducted by Jason “Travis” Simon and Sarah Joy VanOcker-Dunn. Simon is being sought for questioning in a child sexual abuse case out of Caldwell, Idaho. The children are alleged to be victims of Simon.

Kaylee Dunn
Kaylee Dunn

VanOcker-Dunn and Simon were alerted to an impending law enforcement contact on June 2 and fled their home in Caldwell, taking the children with them.

Kadyn Simon
Kadyn Simon

The family was seen at 5 p.m. June 2 in Emmett, Idaho, where they obtained camping equipment. They were seen in Arcada, Calif. on June 8, and in Sparks June 12. They are believed to be traveling in a gold 2006 Pontiac Montana with Idaho license plates 2CJN683.

There is a $100,000 warrant for sex abuse of a child under 16 out of Canyon County, Idaho for Simon. There is a $150,000 warrant for felony custodial interference out of Canyon County for VanOcker-Dunn.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Caldwell Police Department at (208) 454-7531.

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