North American Missing Persons Network
Shausha Latine Henson

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Above Images: Henson, circa 2001

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: April 4, 2001 from Portland, Oregon
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: January 25, 2001
  • Age: 2 months
  • Height: 2'0"
  • Weight: 16 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Shausha has a red mark
    on the top of her head
  • Case Number:NCMC911559

  • Details of Disappearance
    Shausha and her older sister, Shaina Kirkpatrick departed with their mother, Kimyala Henson, from their family's residence in Portland, Oregon on April 4, 2001 for what was supposed to be a two week vacation in British Columbia, Canada. They spent the night of April 5, 2001 at a motel in Redding, Calif., with Christina Mayer, a childhood friend of Kimyala's and Mayer's fiance Frank Oehring.

    Mayer and Oehring died April 20, 2001 in a murder-suicide at a rest stop in Florida. Florida law enforcement officials found Henson's wallet and credit cards in a car parked at the rest area and traced the transactions. Investigators suspect they were fraudulently signed by Mayer. The children’s car seats and luggage were missing, but investigators found a few articles of clothing and diapers in the vehicle. It was determined that Mayer and Oehring had traveled to Florida through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

    Kimyala Henson, 21, was found partially buried in the desert April 29, 2001. She was shot to death and left in the desert 60 miles northeast of Reno where her body was found by a motorist who had pulled off the road. Mayer and Oehring are the only suspects in her murder.

    The children's whereabouts are unknown and they are considered at risk.

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    Left: Mayer; Right: Oehring

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

    Portland Police Department

    Federal Bureau Of Investigation
    Portland Office

    Source Information
    The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal
    Oregon State Police
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation br>NAMUS