Missing mother, son found safe | PostIndependent.com

Missing mother, son found safe

Luke Kunkel Jr., 1½ and Shannon Kunkel, 34
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A Mesa County mother and her infant son who were reported missing over the weekend have been found safe in Grand Junction, according to the sheriff’s office.

Shannon Kunkel, 34, had not been seen or heard from since Saturday. That morning, her parents discovered a note from Kunkel, saying she had left their home outside of Palisade to go into town with her son, Luke Kunkel Jr., 1½.

Authorities were notified when she did not return. Her absence was alarming due to medical issues, according to a press release from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators are meeting with Kunkel and will release more information when it is available.

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