North American Missing Persons Network
Sheila Franks

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Above Image: Franks

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: February 1, 2014 from Fortuna, Humboldt County, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 5'5"; (65")
  • Weight: 120-130 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: She has tattoos around her neck.
    Pierced ears and belly button.
  • AKA: ButterCup, Sheila Sherrell
  • Case Number: 2014-01174; NamUs MP # 23933

  • Details of Disappearance
    Sheila Franks vanished on February 2, 2014 from Fortuna, California. Franks was 38 years old when she vanished, leaving behind a young son.

    Her mother reported her missing after family members had not heard from her in nearly a month.

    Officials believe her disappearance may be connected to the case of Danielle Bertolini who vanished a week later. Danielle's remains were found in March 2015 in California's Eel River. She had been murdered. Both women were reportedly last seen with the same man.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Humboldt County Sheriff
    Detective Cheryl Franco
    (707) 268-3644
    Fortuna Police Department
    Officer Brian Taylor
    (707) 725-7550

    Source Information
    CA DOJ