UPDATED: Missing Palisade Woman + Child Found
Shannon and Luke Kunkel have been located and are safe.
[Updated Stroy: June 13, 11:15 a.m.] Investigators are on their way to meet with her, here in Grand Junction. Updates will be available as information becomes available.
[Origial: June 13, 9:58 a.m.] The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has issued an endangered missing person case for a Palisade woman and her son that have been missing since Saturday, July 11.
Shannon Kunkel, 34, was reported missing Saturday morning when her parents found a note from her saying she was going into town with her 1-1/2-year-old son, Luke Kunkel, II.
Kunkel is described as weighing about 200 pounds, 5'4" tall, with brown hair that has blonde ends and is likely in a ponytail. Shannon has a tattoo of a scorpion on her left forearm, just above her wrist.
Luke Kunkel is described as having blonde hair with green eyes and was last seen wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans.
They could be traveling in a 1992 Camry, dark blue and has duct tape on the front right light with Colorado license plates 180 GMQ.
Shannon has medical concerns that make her absence alarming. This is not considered a child abduction case, which is why it does not qualify for an Amber Alert.
Anyone who sees Shannon and Luke, or has seen them, should report it to our local dispatch at (970) 242-6707.