FOUND: Sams Valley mother, two daughters
UPDATE 2:03 p.m. - According to Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, Christiansen and her daughters have been found approximately two miles from their home. They were hiding in a brushy area along Sams Creek, according to a Ramsey Road resident who called dispatch around 1:00 p.m. Thursday.
They found the three were thirsty and hungry, but otherwise safe. Christiansen and her children were checked by medics at the scene, and then transported by Mercy Flights ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
No further details are available at this time.
UPDATE 3:45 p.m. - While search and rescue crews continue to search the area where Tanda Christiansen, 28, and her daughters, Lily Bloom, 6, and Alexandria Bloom, 7, were last seen, detectives are considering the possibility they could have left the area.
Family members have indicated that Christiansen made statements recently about wanting to travel to the state of Washington. They have concerns that Christiansen may be suffering a mental health crisis.
Detectives say if Christiansen and the girls left the area, they would have needed help. According to family, Christiansen has no phone, no money, and no means of transportation. All three were barefoot when they were last seen.
Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Jackson County Search and Rescue are searching for a mother and her two daughters who were last seen on Tuesday.
JCSO says the three are missing and endangered.
Tanda Christiansen, 28, and her two daughters, ages 6 and 7, were reported missing on Tuesday evening just after 9:00 p.m. The three had walked away from their residence in the 2500-block of Holcomb Springs Road around 10:00 Tuesday morning. Christiansen has recently shown signs of mental illness, and their family became concerned when they did not return home once it got dark.