Wildlife camera snaps pictures of missing Utah County woman
(KUTV) — New photos were released on Wednesday showing that missing Utah County woman Jerika Binks was alive and well in Saratoga Springs on February 18 at 1:30 p.m.
The photos were taken by a motion-activated wildlife camera on the National Timpanogos Cave trail, up American Fork Canyon.
"We as a family have been waiting a month to release these photos," wrote Finding Jerika, a Facebook page dedicated to finding Binks.
"They say it's her coming down the trail," the page writes. "There is not footage of her coming up, which leads us to believe she gained access to the trail elsewhere."
According to the page, this is why authorities believe someone else showed her a different entrance prior to her run that day.
"In releasing these photos, we hope to gain more information and access to the area in future searches," the page wrote. "We are still waiting for gates to open."
"We thank you for your prayers and ask you to keep sharing," the page wrote. "Let's bring Jerika home."
Binks, 24, has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 18. She was last seen at 9 a.m. in a residential treatment center in American Fork.
According to police, Binks told her roommate she was heading out for a run, but left all her belongings in her room except her cell phone.
She told her roommates that she was going for a run, but never returned.
Binks is 5'4" tall and weighs 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
According to authorities, foul play has not been ruled out.
If you know anything, call the Utah County Sheriff’s Office at 801-851-4013 or Utah Valley Dispatch at 801-794-3970. You can also call Detective Pratt at 801-851-4013 for more information about this case.
A $5,000 cash reward has been offered for information leading to her whereabouts.