Ivy Merck: Missing from Florida Found


UPDATE:  Sept. 15, 2012 – Ivy Dawn Merck has been found alive in Miami, Florida Saturday and is with her family, according to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE:  Sept. 6, 2012 – The car belonging to missing Ivy Dawn Merck was located in a parking lot in Deerfield Beach on Thursday.

Inside the vehicle were several notes.  One was to her parents and the other to her roommate and it talked about personal problems she needed to work out, said the police.

“The notes she left in the car are a bit vague and open to interpretation, but there was not direct implication that she intended to hurt herself,” said authorities. “On the one hand, there’s no indication thus far that any crime been committed, but on the other had, her car was abandoned at a place she had never been to before, somewhere she didn’t know anyone.”

Ivy Dawn Merck from Deerfield Beach, Fla., has been missing since August 23 according to a news release from Camden County Sheriff’s Office, said the Tribune-Georgian.

 Merck told her roommate and boss at the Good Hands Vet Clinic, where she worked as a vet tech, on Tuesday, Aug. 21, that she was leaving Athens to drive home to Kingsland.

Ivy attended school in Athens, Ga and is a University of Georgia graduate.  She has not been seen for over a week, and her car, a dark green 2008 Honda CRV, license place number is AYZ-5912 was found yesterday.  Deerfield Beach, Fla in Boward County.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsland Police Department, Broward County Sheriff’s Office and Athens-Clarke County Police Department are working to locate Merck.

She is described as a white female, 5’1″ tall, weighs 115 pounds, has brown eyes and dark blonde to brown hair.

If anyone has seen or had any recent contact with Merck, please call the Camden County Sheriff’s Office at 912-729-1442.

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