MISSING: 29-year-old Briell Decker

UTAH – Police, family and friends are searching Monday for 29-year-old Briell Decker, daughter of author and anti-polygamy activist Kristyn Decker. Briell Decker was last seen at her Holladay home late Saturday night.

Prior to her disappearance, the missing woman had recently changed medications prescribed for bipolar disorder, her mother said.

“She either stopped taking them or they are not working correctly,” Kristyn Decker said. “We’re not sure. We just want to find her at this point.”

Briell Decker left behind her phone, keys, purse, wallet and her car, Kristyn Decker said, adding: “That is very unlike her. She never walks anywhere.”

Anybody with information regarding the whereabouts of Briell Decker is asked to call The Salt Lake City Police Department at 801-799-3000.

To assist in the search, please call 801-759-1317.

DeckerFlyerDescription of Decker

  • Name: Briell Decker
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Race: Caucasian
  • Weight: 155 pounds
  • Hair color: light brown

Kristyn Decker, who was raised in a polygamous community in northern Utah, is the author of the book “Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies.”

She is also an activist helping those who wish to leave the polygamous lifestyle, founding the Sound Choices Coalition, a nonprofit organization, according to the group’s website, “dedicated to raising awareness and working to end the damaging practices associated with polygamous cultures.”

St. George News Columnist Ed Kociela contributed to this report

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