A household has launched a determined attraction to assist discover a girl who vanished in Costa Rica whereas on trip celebrating her 36th birthday.
Carla Stefaniak, of Hallandale Seashore, Florida, has been lacking since final week and did not catch her scheduled flight dwelling on November 28.
Stefaniak was on in Costa Rica to rejoice her 36th birthday alongside along with her sister in regulation, April Burton.
The household mentioned she has not been heard from since round eight p.m. on November 27, when she texted Burton to say the ability on the Airbnb she was staying at was going out, reviews the Miami Herald.
Previous to that, Stefaniak dropped her sister-in-law off on the airport earlier than returning a rental automotive they’d employed and taking an Uber to her condominium. The Uber she employed was the identical one she had used beforehand to take her buying and sightseeing.
Her household is now fearing the more severe as Stefaniak had checked in on-line for her scheduled 1 p.m. flight on November 28, however didn’t get on the aircraft. The 36-year-old was reportedly seen leaving the rental automotive round 5 a.m. along with her baggage and entering into one other automotive.
“She had been prepared to return again dwelling however she didn’t,” her brother Mario Caicedo advised NBC Information. “Which means someone kidnapped her or kidnapped her.”
Carla Stefaniak has been reported lacking after she did not return dwelling type her trip in Costa Rica. Fb/April Burton
Katie Gardner, the household’s spokesperson, mentioned they’re confused as to why Stefaniak would rent a cab so early within the morning when her flight wasn’t till 1 p.m.
“The Uber driver arrived round eight a.m. to choose up Stefaniak however couldn’t discover her,” Gardner advised the Miami Herald. “Nevertheless, her household says the story doesn’t make sense since her flight was not till that afternoon and the airport was solely 30 minutes away. And since she had already used that Uber driver the day earlier than, why would she have referred to as a distinct Uber?”
The Costa Rican regulation enforcement company Organismo de Investigation Judicial has launched an investigation into Stefaniak’s disappearance and shared a picture of her on social media as a part of an attraction for data.
In an announcement posted on Fb, the household mentioned native officers and US Embassy in Costa Rica have been reluctant to pursue the matter “as a result of they really feel she was rational on the time of her disappearance and acquired right into a taxi of her personal free will.”
“Nevertheless, she checked into her flight however didn’t present up. It signifies she was willingly making an attempt to go away the nation,” the assertion added.
“She has not been in touch with anybody since November 27th, nor has she used social media or Uber, which is a part of her every day sample.
“We implore the US State Division to deploy its assets and people of the FBI to entry telephone information, financial institution information and make the most of all out there belongings to seek out our cherished one.”