Car last seen on river road, late Sunday night
Kaylee Jackson, age 1 and her father Kyler Jackson have been missing since Sunday night.
By Allen Payton
Stockton resident Jayonna Mason is asking for help from the police and public in locating her missing one-year-old daughter, Kaylee and the baby’s father, Kyler Jackson, age 23, who left Antioch Sunday night at 11 p.m. for Sacramento.
The couple has not been together in six months, but there are no problems between them, she said. This was the father’s time to have the baby and was merely driving back to his home in Sacramento with her.
He was then to bring Kaylee to Mason’s home in Stockton Monday night, but they never arrived.
The car is a silver colored, four door Ford Taurus, with license plate 4WVW944.
A video of Jackson’s car can be seen from a security camera in Walnut Grove on Highway 160, along the Sacramento River, from later that night. But, that’s the last anyone has seen the Jacksons or the car.
Mason says both the Antioch Police and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Departments have been contacted and that an APD Detective is working with her.
According to Acting Lt. Tarra Nissen, Antioch Police are assisting the Sacramento Police Department on the case.
“We are only following up on any leads or information we can in our local jurisdiction,” she said. “Most of the information comes from the Sacramento PD. We have officers working on follow up in our own city.”
However, a Sergeant with the Sacramento Police Department said Antioch is the lead agency, and then provided additional details.
“We’ve been receiving media questions from throughout the region and handling calls,” said Sgt. Bryce Heinlein of the Sacramento Police Department. “This was originally reported to Antioch PD at 8:16 pm on Monday, May 23. Antioch PD is the lead agency and we are working with them.”
They began their investigation “After Kyler failed to show up at the baby’s mother’s residence in Stockton on May 23rd,” Heinlein added.
“As far as the investigation goes we went to a residence on San Jose Way in Sacramento which is a past listed address,” he continued. “We have no confirmation that he has lived there or currently. We have checked that residence several times this week and he hasn’t been there. Neighbors have not seen him.”
“Other agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, which governs the waterways, have been notified,” Heinlein stated. “Antioch PD will remain as the lead agency on this until all efforts by their department have been exhausted.”
Mason clarified what happened and the time sequence of events.
Kyler left her house in Stockton on Sunday afternoon after spending the whole weekend with her, Kaylee, her eight-year-old daughter and his other daughter.
“Then he drove to Oakland with the girls for an event. Then he went to watch the game at his cousin’s in West Oakland. Then he dropped off his daughter in East Oakland and then he came to Antioch to drop off Mason’s eight-year-old at her aunt’s house.
Then he left with Kaylee and headed home to Sacramento.
“I texted his phone on Sunday night at 12:10 a.m. and I said ‘why didn’t you text me’ because I hadn’t heard from him all day.” She expected him to text her by then.
“I texted his other phone at 12:12 a.m., ‘No text You all have a good day,’” Mason continued. But there was no response.
“Then I called his phone at 12:18 a.m. and he didn’t answer,” she stated.
She called his phone, again the next morning but it went straight to voicemail.
Then she called his cousin, wondering if Kyler had returned to Oakland. But, he didn’t answer. She has since spoken to the cousin and he’s helped her in the search.
Kyler usually has the girls on the weekend, and Mason has them during the week. But, because she’s been sick, he stayed with her last weekend and was supposed to have Kaylee this week.
“He didn’t have to bring her back, but, I knew he had to work this week and he would have brought her back, before Friday when we’re supposed to go to an event in San Francisco, together,” she stated.
Kyler’s mother called the Antioch Police and went to the police station on Monday.
“I talked to his mom and the police officer, while she was at the police station,” Mason said.
Mason says she called the Stockton Police about 6 p.m. on Monday and they went and met with her at her house, but didn’t take a report since it was out of their jurisdiction.
Mason and her family are out searching along the river road, today.
“They haven’t put up an Amber alert. The detective said ‘we have to wait,’” Mason said. “The U.S. Coast Guard said ‘there’s nothing we can do. We probed the water. That’s all we can do’” then they hung up. They didn’t search the whole river. I thought they did both sides, but they said ‘no’.”
She and her family are out on the river road, searching today.
If you have any information about this matter, please contact the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441 or the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471.
Father Kyler and daughter Kaylee Jackson