Oregon Mother and 3-Year-Old Son Have Been Missing for Over a Week

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Police in Oregon are searching for a young mother and her son who have not been seen or heard from since last week.

Karissa Alyn Fretwell, 25, and 3-year-old William “Billy” Fretwell were reported missing by family on May 17, according to a Salem Police Department press release obtained by PEOPLE. Her family told police the pair had been missing since May 13.

Two months before their disappearance, a neighbor recalled some troubling activity at the pair’s apartment.

“We heard a man and woman arguing incredibly loud,” Robert Allen told local station KOIN. “The man was swearing a lot and there was a kid crying in the background, and the woman was yelling at him to get out of her apartment.”

The backdoor of Allen’s apartment faces Fretwell’s backdoor. He told KOIN when a woman claiming to be Fretwell’s sister asked him if he had seen Fretwell, he offered to keep an eye on her apartment.

“I have noticed that the television screen, it’s been on the same screen for about a week, so obviously there’s no one in the apartment,” Allen said, KOIN reports.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Harriet Sokmensuer