Missing child found but Florida mother disappears after custody swap – Crime Online
Florida investigators are looking for a Florida mother who disappeared Sunday after meeting her ex, police say.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says Cassie Carli, 37, was last seen Sunday night at Navarre Beach. According to ABC 3, Cassie’s friend Sam Porter said Cassie was supposed to drop off her daughter with her ex-husband in a custody swap around 7 p.m.
Three hours later, when Cassie failed to return home, a text was sent to Carli’s father from his phone. The text said she had car trouble and was running late. Since then, Cassie’s loved ones have not heard from her. His car was later located in an adjacent parking lot.
Cassie’s 4-year-old was initially missing, but when police questioned the child’s father, he reportedly said he dropped her off with Porter. Porter, however, told ABC 3 that wasn’t true.
The Pensacola News Journal reports that SRSO police announced on Wednesday that the baby girl had been safely located. Details surrounding the incident remain unknown, as police said it was “a very active investigation”.
“We had an indicator that led us to believe the whole time that she was not in danger and that’s the lead we were following, but we wanted to see for ourselves,” the spokesperson said. SRSO, Sgt. said Rich Aloy, referring to the child.
“So the investigators physically came out and looked at the child to make sure she was safe. We wanted to check that with their eyes on the child, so that’s what we did.
Cassie is described as a white female who is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.
Anyone with information on Cassie’s whereabouts should contact the SRCSO Major Crimes Unit at 850-983-1190.
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[Feature Photo: Cassie Carli/Facebook]