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Georgia Mom Of 2 Vanishes After Attending Fourth Of July Party
“It’s literally like she was just picked up out of nowhere and vanished,” Natalie Jones' sister said of the "excruciating" search to find her missing sibling.
Investigators are still searching for a Georgia mother of two who disappeared more than a month ago after leaving a Fourth of July party.
Heard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Danny Boswell told PEOPLE Natalie Jones, 27, was seen leaving a party with friends in Jackson’s Gap, Alabama on July 4 around 10:30 p.m..
More than two hours later, at 12:52 a.m., she sent a text message to a friend who had been at the party, writing, “I made it. Thanks,” but Boswell said the message was never clear about where she had made it to.
“There were no further communications after that other than her receiving texts,” Boswell said.
Her phone last pinged off a cell tower in Heard County, Georgia at 5:15 a.m. on July 5.
“It was in the opposite end of the county from her home,” he told the news outlet.
Jones’ sister Jessica Bishop told local station WXIA-TV that it wasn’t like her sister to disappear without telling her family.
“It’s been excruciating. We have no idea,” she said. “It’s literally like she was just picked up out of nowhere and vanished.”
In the month since Jones disappeared, the family has been driving multiple routes that they believe she may have taken that night, searching for her distinctive hot pink car.
“What we’ve done as a family is just hours on the road, driving the route she may have taken, going down dirty roads in Franklin,” she told local station WRBL “We’ve just done a lot of driving.”
But so far, there has been no sign of the missing mother of two.
“We don’t know what to do anymore,” Bishop told WXIA-TV. “Like I said, we go and search but we don’t even know what we’re searching for or where we’re searching anymore.”
Jones was last seen wearing a pink-and-white striped top with white shorts, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She was driving a 2002 pink Chevrolet Cavalier with Georgia license number RVE6177.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact authorities.