Amanda Nicole Towne
Towne, approximately 2020
Date reported missing : 03/02/2020
Missing location (approx) :
Missing classification : Endangered Missing
Gender : Female
DOB : 06/04/1992 (29)
Age at the time of disappearance: 27 years old
Height / Weight : 5'2, 125 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A men's camouflAge at the time of disappearance: -print hooded zip-up sweatshirt, dark-colored leggings, and black flip-flops with white toe markings. Carrying a medium-sized purse.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian female. Blonde hair, blue eyes. Towne's ears are pierced. She has a tattoo of a butterfly on her right shoulder.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Towne was last seen at her aunt's residence in the 13400 block of 99th Street in a rural area north of Fellsmere, Florida at about 3:00 a.m. on March 2, 2020. She showed up in the night while her aunt and her aunt's husband were asleep, spoke to her nephew, then left again. She told her nephew she planned to walk back to her boyfriend's home, half a mile south on north Hickory Street. Her boyfriend stated she never arrived. She has never been heard from again.
According to her family, Towne had a troubled history, including drug use, and was staying at various relatives' homes at the time of her disappearance. She had lost custody her three children, who were placed with a family member, and just before she went missing, she lost her job. In spite of the problems in her life, however, she could always be reached by phone and she never lost touch with her children or went more than a couple of days without contacting her family.
Since Towne was last seen, there has been no activity on her bank accounts or cellular phone. Her case remains unsolved.
Other information and links : ncy
Indian River County Sheriff's Office
September 2021 updates and sources
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