Sophie Reeder Vanished In 2017, Her Family Is Still Searching For Her
Robert Reeder, Sophie's grandfather, said, "Please let us know where you are, we love you, the whole family loves you. Just let us know you are still alive." It's possible, according to authorities, she could be a victim of trafficking. If you have any information about Sophie Reeder's case, please contact the IN PURSUIT hotline by calling or texting. Remember, you can always remain anonymous: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).
It's been a nightmare for years. Investigators say 15-year-old Sophie Reeder disappeared without a trace from her Ft. Lauderdale, FL home on May 20, 2017. At the time, she was only 15-years-old.
When Patrick Reeder noticed his daughter was missing, he thought maybe she went to visit a friend. Patrick said he saw his daughter the night before and when he walked into her room, all he found was a candle burning.
It wasn't until Patrick made a series of calls when he figured out his daughter may be in trouble and he needed to file a missing persons report with police.
Only one week before Reeder vanished, she spent time with her mom Nicole Easely-Twist on Mother's Day. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said, "The pair went out to eat, to the local mall for some shopping, and afterward Nicole dropped Sophie off back at her dad’s house."
Ft. Lauderdale police said Sophie was last seen on surveillance video walking down West Davie Boulevard away from her home. Reeder is seen in footage wearing headphones, doesn't appear to be walking with anyone, her hair is in buns and she is wearing white headphones. In the short clip Sophie is wearing a larger jacket and shorts.
Reeder stands 5 feet 1 inches tall and when she went missing, she weighed 120 pounds. It's possible she could be wearing a wig. In an interview with NCMEC, Twist said her daughter loved to listen to music,“She would go from listening to Nirvana to Tupac. The last one she was really into was Lana Del Rey.”
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children created the age enhanced photo above of what Reeder may look like today. At the time she disappeared, she had a heavy presence online. She had two phones as well and she was tracked by cell phone pings. One of the phones was left behind, along with $300, but her other phone was with her, but was later turned off.
Sophie stands 5 feet 1 inches tall and at the time of her disappearance, she weighed 120 pounds. She is known to change her hair style, and has a burn mark behind her left elbow. Her hair is originally brown and so are her eyes. At one point and time, she mentioned she wanted to change her name to "Ella."
If you know anything, please reach out to the "In Pursuit" hotline directly. Remember, you can always remain anonymous: 833-378-7783.
Read more: Seeking Answers for Sophie [National Center for Missing & Exploited Children]
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