Family of missing Utah County woman hopes billboard will help solve her disappearance

Local News

AMERICAN FORK (News4Utah)- In February of this year, 24-year-old Jerika Binks told her roommates she was going for a run. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Now, her family is hoping a new billboard will help bring her home.

Authorities said Binks was at a treatment center located on North County Boulevard and had privileges such as jogging. She took her cell phone and went alone, leaving behind her ID, money and an uncashed paycheck. 

Surveillance video released by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office triggered an extensive search after it caught shots of her running down the National Timpanogos Cave trail in American Fork Canyon. 

Multiple days of searches were conducted by air and ground, including helicopters, drones, dog teams, and ground searchers rappelling through steep terrain, but she was never located.

To date, there is no evidence of foul play, according to the sheriff’s office.  

The billboard, located along I-15, has been provided free of charge by the Reagan Outdoor Advertising Company.

There is a  $10,000 reward offered for information in the case of her disappearance. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Pratt with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office at 801-851-4013.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


More Podcasts