UPDATE: 1/13/15 – Stefanie was located unharmed in Alabama, stated the Sheriff’s Office, and she left the area by choice.
Stefanie Bowen, 42, was last seen on Dec. 23, 2015 as she was leaving a Walgreens in Florida.
“Stefanie is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, but she’s most of all missed,” MaryAnn Bowen, Stefanie’s mother, told Dateline NBC. “It’s just very strange because she disappeared and no one knows anything, it seems like.”
Stefani and Maryann from Pensacola went to pick up a prescription, then Maryann left while Stefani stayed to wait and meet up with a friend to go to a Christmas party.
Family members said that the person that was having a party did not invite her and he had not seen Stefanie more than a week. Also, Stefanie was to have surgery on Friday.
Stefanie’s cellphone was left behind and police are using it to help piece together her disappearance. Stefanie is described as 5’8″ tall, weighing 175 lbs. with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding Stefanie’s whereabouts, please contact the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 436-9630. The family has also set up the Facebook page “Help Find Stefanie Bowen” where they are posting updates from the case.