[UPDATE: Good News] Eureka Teen Missing since last Friday; Considered a ‘Runaway Juvenile’

Jonathan Fields [All pictures provided by Jonathan’s mother, Sarah Morgan Edge]

The immediate family of Eureka 17-year-old Jonathan Field has not seen or heard from their son since Friday, January 17, 2020. According to his mother Sara Morgan Edge, “he went to school on Friday and when he did not come home that night,  I figured he was with friends and would be home by Sunday at least.” When Sunday night came and Jonathan had not arrived home, his family reached out to the Eureka Police Department

EPD’s Public Information Officer Brittany Powell stated, “We took a runaway juvenile report, on January 19th at 5:00 pm. The information we received was that the last time family saw him was Friday, January 17th when he was leaving for school. He has run away before. At this time, he is still listed as a missing person. If anyone has any information regarding his whereabouts, they should reach out to Eureka Police Department.” The number to call is (707) 441-4060.

Jonathan Fields is 5’8’’-5’9’’, weighs 140 pounds, has shaggy brown hair and brown eyes. He wears a retainer. He also commonly wears dark Levi jeans, black Vans shoes, hoodies. Other brands he is partial to include Adidas, North Face, and Humboldt Republic sweaters. 

Sara spent the weekend contacting Jonathan’s friends attempting to pinpoint his location. After speaking with school personnel, Sara established that he had attended at least some of his classes on Friday.

Over the weekend, Sara was told her son had been staying at friends on F Street near the Muni. EPD officers would be dispatched to that address and, according to EPD’s Public Information Officer Brittany Powell, “Officers responded to a residence at the 1000 block of F Street on January 20th around noon based on information provided by the mother.  Adults told officers that Field was not on scene.”

Just today, an extended family member of Jonathan’s told his mother that she actually saw him at Fresh Freeze Drive-In on Sunday at 11:23 a.m. where he was eating.

Compelled by worry for their son Jonathan, Sara’s husband actually “canvassed F Street. He approached anyone on F Street and showed them Jonathan’s picture.” Fliers were also taken to the Bayshore Mall’s security office and the Eureka Teen Center. Sara had “50 colored fliers” printed up and will be distributing them throughout Eureka this afternoon. 

In hopes Jonathan will read this article, his mother says, “We just want you home and safe. Everyone loves you. You mean so much to this family.”

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UPDATE: 1/21/2020 5:00 PM

According to a counselor at Eureka High School, the friend that Jonathan was supposedly with on Friday and Saturday said that Jonathan had in fact came to his house on Saturday, accompanied by an unknown blonde male, “skater-looking”, approximately 6’2’’. The friend thought the unknown male was from Fortuna. Based on this information, the family is suggesting Johnathan could be currently in Fortuna.

UPDATE: 1/23/2020 4:00 PM

According to Eureka Police Department Public Information Officer Brittany Powell, “Jonathan Field returned home and has been cleared from the missing persons system.  His mother called today around 3:40 p.m.”

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