Search for missing 17-year-old Naples girl continues into fifth day
A Naples mom desperate for word of her 17-year-old daughter is hoping for her return as the search for the missing teen stretched into a fifth day Wednesday.
Sofia Treissa, 17, left home about 3:30 p.m. June 11 to spend the night with a friend and didn't return, leaving her cellphone behind. The Collier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance.
The rising senior at Palmetto Ridge High School's mother, Jenette Diaz, said in a Facebook it was unlike her daughter to be away for such an extended period of time and not contact her. Treissa doesn't own a car or drive, Diaz said.
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Diaz didn't return messages seeking comment but thanked supporters on Facebook as the search continues.
"These Officers and Detectives are amazing and have worked off hours and after their shifts to find my Sofia. They too are exhausted," Diaz posted. " ... I cannot express enough how much your love for us means. I will have so many people to thank and I hope I can continue to be friends with you when this is over.
"Yes, we are a mess. No, we aren’t giving up."
Footage from Diaz's Ring doorbell camera showed Treissa, who is described as 5-foot, 2-inches, around 115 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, leaving the residence with two bags in the rain before getting into a dark-colored vehicle that resembled a Nissan Murano, according to an incident report.
She reported her daughter missing Saturday after tracking Treissa's phone with the Live360 app to a home on the 1000 block of Summerfield Drive in East Naples after she stopped answering text messages, the report stated.
The home belonged to Treissa's friend's grandmother who is not living at the residence. When the homeowner arrived on the scene she allowed Diaz to check inside where she found Treissa's phone in a spare bedroom. The bed appeared to have been slept in, deputies said.
Deputies made contact with Treissa's friend who said she was at work June 11 and didn't pick Treissa up and didn't spend any time with her that day, the report stated.
The public should contact Collier County Sheriff’s Office at (239) 252-9300 with any pertinent information or Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).