Sheldon Authorities Searching For 1-Year-Old and 19-Year-old

The Sheldon Police Department is looking for a missing 19-year-old and a missing 1-year-old.

According to the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Jake Gritten was caring for 1-year-old Jasper. They say they were last seen in Sheldon Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Prairie Ridge Apartments on 16th Street.

Authorities have been attempting to contact Gritten without success.

Sheldon Police Chief Scott Burtch says that it appears to be a custody matter, but they are still trying to locate the child to check on his welfare. Burtch says Gritten is a family member who was babysitting the child.