The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing woman whose parents say there are suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
The parents of 21-year-old Savannah Gold said they last saw her Wednesday going to her job at Bonefish Grill on San Jose Boulevard in Mandarin.
She headed to work but never made it inside for her shift, they said.
Gold's father, Daniel, said around 6:30 p.m. as he was leaving for work, he got a strange text from his daughter saying she had met someone and was taking off.
"But the spelling was all whacked out. It looked really strange," Daniel Gold said.
Savannah Gold's brother got a similar text from his sister.
Officers tried to ping her phone but it appeared it was turned off, according to a JSO report.
"She has not met any boy. And if anybody would know, it would be me or her mom," Savannah Gold's best friend Virjona Gjuraj said.
Officers went to the homes of two of Savannah Gold's friends and searched them but did not find her.
Gjuraj said Savannah has not been active on social media since her disappearance.
Daniel Gold said Savannah's car was found in the Bonefish Grill parking lot with a slashed tire.
"Her car was outside with a slashed tire and her purse, with her ID, credit cards and money in the car with it unlocked. That really got us concerned," Daniel Gold said.
Daniel Gold said Savannah never made it inside Bonefish Grill for her shift.
"I want to know where she is. That’s all. She’s a grown woman. She’s 21 years old. She can go anywhere she wants to go. I want to be able to talk to her cause I love her. I want to be able to make sure she’s OK," Daniel Gold said.
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