I’m catching up on runaways and am writing up the disappearance of Sydney Renee Cater. I Googled her name and noticed this: namely, a list of recent Oklahoma County marriages dated August 6, 2014, which included “Sydney Renee Cater and Freddy Joe Gomez.”
I looked a bit further and found this court record of the couple’s application for a marriage license. It notes that the female applicant was a minor (Sydney would have been 16 at the time, which is the minimum age for marriage in Oklahoma under most circumstances) and someone named Buffy Lynn Wooten gave consent for her. I found a record for Buffy’s own application to marry Shannon Edward Wooten, and it says Buffy’s name was Buffy Lynn Cater back then.
Is Buffy, then, Sydney’s mother? Older sister perhaps? Aunt? And if Buffy knew Sydney’s whereabouts and consented to her marriage in August 2014, why does the NCMEC say she disappeared on June 29, 2013?
Is Freddy Joe Gomez the “adult male” Sydney may be with?