GREAT FALLS, Mont. (CBS) Authorities in Gallatin County are searching for Heavenly Echo Erickson, a two-year old girl with ties to the Great Falls area, who has been missing for more than two weeks, and they are asking for help from the public in locating her.
(Montana Department of Corrections )
Photo: Undated photo of missing 2-year-old Heavenly Echo Erickson.
Heavenly is described as being two feet tall, weighing 25 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Heavenly was first reported missing on November 23rd, according to Gallatin County Sheriff Jim Cashell. She was last seen in Bozeman, Montana, about 145 miles west of Billings, and authorities have reason to believe she was taken by her non-custodial mother, Viola Cathel, who is a Great Falls native.
Photo: Undated image of Viola Cathel.
Sheriff Cashell said that Heavenly had been court-ordered to her aunt's custody in Great Falls, but her mother, Cathel, "came and grabbed the kid before the aunt could get here," according to the Belgrade News.
Cathel is believed to be in the company of James Worthington, also known as James Anderson. They were last seen driving a 1998 four-door red Saturn with temporary license plates of AACE6675.
Photo: James Anderson, AKA James Worthington, in undated Department of Corrections image.
According to Montana's Department of Corrections website, Anderson is listed as having violated his conditional release for a Flathead County burglary charge.
Cathel is said to be 5'9" tall, weighing 150 pounds with blue eyes and blond hair. Authorities say Worthington is 5'11" tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes.
Anyone who has information about the girl's disappearance or whereabouts of Heavenly, Cathel, or Worthington is asked to call the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office at (406) 582.2100 (opt. #2); the Montana Missing Persons Clearinghouse at (406) 444.1526; or the Great Falls Police Department at (406) 771-1180.