Yamhill County Sheriff's Office and Yamhill County District Attorney's Office Assuming Media Contact Role in Missing Mother and Child Case

Yamhill Co. Sheriff's Office

Yesterday, 52 year old Michael John Wolfe was taken into custody by investigators from the Salem Police Department in connection with the disappearance of Karissa and William Fretwell.  He was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on two counts of Aggravated Murder and two counts of
Kidnapping in the First Degree.  He is being held without bail.

At this time, searchers are continuing to look for Karissa and William in the rural Hopewell area. 

Due to the venue of the search and the criminal prosecution taking place in Yamhill County, media is asked to direct enquiries to the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office from this point forward. 

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and Salem Police Department have no plans to release any additional information on this case unless something of significance develops in the search for Karissa and William.  The next planned media release will take place after Michael Wolfe’s arraignment, which is currently scheduled for this coming Tuesday.