Remains found last month in Fort Townson, Oklahoma have been positively identified as belonging to Caitlyn Rose Case.
33 year old Case was last seen in Paris, Texas on August 5, 2022. She disappeared while traveling from Houma, Louisiana to Colorado.
In October 2023, a set of human remains was found by a landowner near the Kiamichi River in Fort Townson, Oklahoma, not far from where Caitlyn’s car was found abandoned back in 2022.
The Oklahoma state medical examiner’s office positively identified them as Case through dental records. The manner and cause of death has not yet been determined.
“We will remain vigilant. We will pursue the truth and justice for Caitlyn,” Case’s family said in a statement. “We are grateful for each and every one of you that have been with our family on this journey. We pray for patience, strength, your prayers and continued support.”
The Disappearance of Caitlyn Rose Case
33-year-old Caitlyn Rose Case was last seen in Paris, Texas on August 5, 2022. She disappeared while traveling from Houma, Louisiana to Colorado.
At the time of her disappearance, Case had recently moved to Colorado where her family members lived. She worked as a technical mechanic.
On July 31, 2022, Caitlyn Rose Case took a flight to Houma, Louisiana where she planned to purchase a vehicle.
On August 4, 2022, Case left Houma and started the trip back home to Colorado in her car. She was in constant contact with family members during her travels, and reported having difficulty with her vehicle’s navigation system and sporadic cell service in some areas.
Case later traveled through Texas and stopped at convenience stores in the cities of Mount Pleasant, Gladewater, Lewisville, Gainesville, and Paris.
On August 5, 2022, Case’s last contact with her family was a phone call she made to her father around 5:00 pm. She had gotten lost in the rural areas of Texas, and was last known to be traveling northbound on Highway 271, about 5 miles southwest of Bogata, Texas.
Case’s phone call cut out shortly after 5:00 pm. Her family kept trying to contact her that evening and into the next day but were unsuccessful.
Cell tower tracking indicates that Case continued north toward Paris, Texas, with her estimated time of arrival being around 6:00 pm.
Shortly after 7:00 pm, her cell phone pinged to cell towers in Pattonville, Texas, and south of Paris. At 9:17 pm, a license plate reader captured her car leaving Paris on the south loop of Highway 286 and traveling northwest to FM 79.
Her cell phone last pinged to cell towers in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. Her vehicle is believed to have traveled on Highway 271 after entering Oklahoma before it turned east on Highway 109, south of Grant, Oklahoma.
Caitlyn Rose Case hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
On August 6, 2022, her family filed a missing person’s report with the Houma Police Department when they couldn’t contact her.
On August 12, 2022, Case’s vehicle, a 2006 black GMC Envoy with the Louisiana license plate 957FDO, was found abandoned behind a private gated property along a steep embankment on the Kiamichi River near Frogville, Oklahoma.
The vehicle was cradled in-between two small trees overhanging a 75-foot cliff. All of Case’s personal belongings were inside the vehicle, including her two cell phones and red tennis shoes.
A local resident witnessed two vehicles entering the property at an accelerated speed on the night of August 5th, but only one was seen exiting.
Authorities believe that someone other than Case attempted to dispose of her vehicle in the river. It is not believed that Case physically entered Oklahoma.
Remains Found in Fort Townson
On October 13, 2023, a set of human remains was found near the Kiamichi River in Fort Townson, Oklahoma, not far from where Caitlyn’s car was found abandoned back in 2022.
In December 2023 the remains were positively identified as Caitlyn. The manner and cause of death has yet to be determined.