Friends and family passed out fliers Friday night, more than 48 hours after their 21-year-old loved one went missing in Jacksonville.
Savannah Gold was reported missing Wednesday after she didn't show up for her shift at Bonefish Grill on San Jose Boulevard.
Friends said missing a shift was out of character for Gold. Her parents said they have a feeling their daughter is in danger.
“Somebody’s terrorizing her. I don’t know if that’s true, but I feel like something is going on,” her mother Sharon Gold said.
About 30 minutes after Gold was supposed to be at work, her father Daniel said he got a text from Gold’s phone. It had misspelled words and said she was running away with a great guy she met and would call them later.
That was the moment Gold’s parents said they knew something was wrong.
“He showed it to me and I immediately knew that it wasn’t her," Sharon Gold said. "We text each other all day and every day … and this was not from my daughter. It was from someone else."
Gold’s car was left in the Bonefish Grill parking lot parked behind an ATM and under some trees.
The doors were unlocked and her purse with cash and her ID were left in the car. Her dad said her brand new tire was slashed.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating Gold’s disappearance as a missing-person case. Officers tried to ping her phone but it appeared it was turned off, according to a JSO report.
Officers said they are following leads.
A spokesperson sent Action News Jax this statement:
The case is currently being worked as a missing person case. We are presently following up leads and actively investigating the circumstances surrounding Ms. Gold's disappearance. As soon as we have further information to disseminate, it will be distributed."
Gold's parents said they just want their daughter safe at home.
“I just want to know where she is. I just want her to come home,” said Sharon Gold.
Anyone with information about Gold's location is asked to call JSO at 904-630-0500.
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