Jaydan Kyler Seal
Jaydan, approximately 2006; Levi Seal
Date reported missing : 07/30/2006
Missing location (approx) :
Carbon County, Utah
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 03/02/2005 (16)
Age at the time of disappearance: 1 year old
Height / Weight : 2'0, 20 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A white t-shirt and a diaper.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Blond hair.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Jaydan was last seen in Carbon County, Utah on July 30, 2006. He was traveling in a van with his parents, his three-year-old sister Brookland, and his five-year-old brother Levi. A photo of Levi is posted with this case summary.
The Seal family visited a relative in Helper, Utah and were on their way home when their Ford Bronco was swept away by a 20-foot wall of water in Garley Canyon.
The vehicle rolled several times and was carried nearly a mile downstream. When it finally came to a stop, Levi was trapped underneath it and Jaydan had disappeared. Brookland and Levi were taken to the hospital. Brookland stayed there for a week getting treated for her injuries, but Levi died.
An extensive search of the canyon turned up no sign of Jaydan, who is presumed to have perished in the accident. His body may be buried under three to four feet of silt.
Other information and links : ncy
Carbon County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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