DCSO Asking for Public's Assistance in Locating La Pine Woman and Her Three Children

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 30 year old Trisha A. Jepsen of La Pine, and her three children; ages 11 (male), 3 (female) and 1 (female).  Jepsen and her children were last seen this past Monday at their residence in the 51700 block of Little Deschutes Lane, La Pine.  Jepsen’s family reported them missing this morning after not being seen or heard from since Monday.

Deputies and detectives have been able to locate video surveillance of Jepson in Redmond yesterday and in Bend today that show her and her children are with 52-year-old Patrick J. Garcia of La Pine.  Jepsen has an active Restraining Order against Garcia.  Based on video surveillance, investigators believe they were buying food and possibly camping gear. 

Jepsen is driving a 1998 light blue Plymouth Voyager van with front end damage.  No license plate is currently available for the van, as investigators have learned she very recently purchased it.  A recent photo of Jepsen is attached to this press release.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.       

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.
Trisha Jepsen Photo