Mysterious Disappearance of Arizona Couple, Jerry and Susan McFalls
Jerry McFalls and his wife Susan mysteriously vanished from Arizona on January 11, 2018, leaving their family desperate for answers.
Jerry and Susan, both retired, split their time between their two properties in Littlefield, Arizona and West Jordan, Utah.
Jerry had recently retired after 25 years of owning and operating an auto mechanic shop with his son, Jerry Jr., and finally enjoying his retirement.
Susan Callahan, Public Information Officer at Mohave County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement on January 26th, “Possibly endangered from Littlefield, Ariz., Jerry and Susan McFalls, both are 62-years old, were last heard from on January 11th.”
The couple has been entered into the FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC), as Endangered Missing persons.
Both have medical conditions that endanger their safety and their disappearance highly suspicious.
“They bought the [Arizona] property six or seven years ago out of bankruptcy,” according to Meridee McFalls who is married to Jerry’s son, Jerry Jr. and resides in Bountiful, Utah. “They bought the property, so they could go down there and build their paradise and their dreams. [Since] Jerry retired, they probably spent more time [in Arizona] than they have here,” Meridee added.
According to Meridee, Jerry and Susan sent a text to her on January 11th indicating they were going to drive back to Utah, but never arrived. West Jordan is an approximate 4 hour drive north from Littlefield. Worried, family members drive to Littlefield.
The family was able to go to the home and found everything there appeared normal. “The dogs were home. Just mom and dad were missing,” said Meridee.
Jerry McFalls Jr. told KSL News, “When we got here [Arizona home], the sheds were open, the door was open. My mom’s purse, wallet, cell phones, gun, everything (were) siting on the kitchen table.” Drinks were left out on the counter.
Their vehicles were also found parked at the residence.
The family says it is very unusual for his parents to leave their dogs behind. “My mom, when she would go to the buffets, hid her little miniature dachshund in her purse,” Jerry Jr. said.
In addition, it is unlikely that her parents had gone for a walk or hike in the desert.
“They’re 62 years old,” Meridee said. “They lived out here and they know the terrain. They don’t leave their property without one of their vehicles,” she added.
Most native Arizonans have not heard of Littlefield located in the extreme northwest corner of Arizona bordering Nevada, along I-15 that runs from Nevada into Utah. An unincorporated town of only 5,476 people.
During multiple ground searches of the area surrounding the McFalls’s residence, detectives brought in search dogs from Washington County Search and Rescue, along with numerous volunteers. They also searched the couple’s residence and said there was no sign of foul play.
Due to heavy rains, detectives did not find any tracks, footprints or any evidence on the outside of the property and no sign of struggle inside the home.
January 26th, a search warrant was served upon a property near the McFall’s home in Utah. To date the results of the search, if any, have not been released.
The family has set up a Facebook page where they are distributing fliers and information while also recruiting volunteers, along with equipment such as ATV’s, Kayaks, drones, horses, search canines, planes – anything that will help find the missing couple.
The public can help by going to the Missing Help Find Susan and Jerry McFalls on Facebook and share their information nationwide.
Jerry and Meridee McFalls both say their biggest fear is not knowing. “At least if we found them we would have something, some kind of closure,” Meridee said.
Standing together near the missing couple’s home, the McFalls children, along with their grandchildren, made a public plea for help and said, “If you can help in any way, we are searching for our missing parents.”
As of February 28, 2018, there are 86,190 active missing person cases in the FBI NCIC database. Of that number 2,204 are missing from Arizona.
There is a $5,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the recovery of the McFalls, and information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a person(s) responsible for their disappearance.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 1-800-522-4312 or 928-753-0753.