2 weeks since her disappearance, still no sign of missing Osceola County woman

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — A multi-county search continues from an Osceola County woman last seen by her family two weeks ago.

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The car belonging to 31-year-old Paola Marie Miranda-Rosa was found abandoned in Wekiwa Springs State Park in Orange County last week.

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Now, her family and friends are jumping into action to raise awareness about her disappearance.

“It’s my baby...my friend...my everything,” Paola’s mother Ivonne Rosa said.

Rosa is ringing in the New Year desperately looking for answers in her daughter’s disappearance. She says it’s not in Paola’s character to simply vanish.

“They have a best friend relationship,” family friend Bianca Aponte said of Paola’s relationship with her mother. “She would speak to her five, six times a day...text her all day.”

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Tips lead Miranda-Rosa’s family to Apopka where they gathered New Years Eve to hang flyers.

Taking matters into their own hands, the family organized a caravan, posting her pictures on their cars and driving around the community to spread the word.

“We are doing the best we can, coming out here canvassing. We’re trying to get the community involved,” Aponte said. “It’s a bad nightmare, and we just want it to end with her coming home.”

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office says their search continues as an active investigation, but that they don’t suspect any foul play. Paola’s friends and family disagree.

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“She feels that something has happened,” Aponte said of Miranda-Rosa’s mother. “Her daughter would not just leave.”

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