A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the whereabouts of Marie Jane Carlson, 38, of Fort Walton Beach.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement made the announcement Feb. 13.
Carlson was last seen at her Fort Walton Beach resident between 6 – 7 p.m. in mid-October 2011 in the company of James Flanders, 44, the father of her newborn child.
According to the news release, on Oct. 19, 2011, a text message, purportedly from Carlson, was received by several people stating she left Fort Walton Beach to do something she always wanted to do. No other information was contained in the text.
Carlson’s vehicle was located at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport on Oct. 21, 2011 by Flanders. The investigation determined that Carlson did not leave Fort Walton Beach by flying or renting a vehicle. It was also determined that she did not leave the United States.
Jeff Carlson, her ex-husband, reported her missing on Oct. 24, 2011. He resides in Kentucky.
Carlson has a unique tattoo on her right wrist with the inscriptions “Pray without Ceasing.” She is 5’04”, 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Marie Jane Carlson is urged to contact Investigator Keith Matz (OCSO) at 850-609-2000 or Special Agent Ronnie Austin (FDLE) at 850-595-2045. Anonymous tips can be made through the Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at 888-654-TIPS or their website http://emeraldcoastcrimestoppers.com.