124. Nursing Student Disappears
A young woman who is a nursing student
Pasadena College has disappeared. She had just started
final semester, and was planning to graduate two
before Christmas. “She is one of our best
,” said Mrs. Nelson, an instructor. “It’s certainly very
for her to miss class without calling in.”
Florence had just moved into a new apartment
the beginning of September. A few classmates had
her move. After all the boxes, clothes, and
were in the new apartment, Florence treated her
friends to a fantastic dinner at Sur la
, a local French restaurant. Dinner included a couple
delicious—and expensive—bottles of wine. Everyone hugged when the
was finished, and Florence drove home by herself.
did not answer or return phone calls the
two days. “I talked to Sara and Jeri.
had not returned their calls, so I decided
go over to her new place,” said classmate
. “When I got there, her car was in
parking lot. The roof was down on her
convertible. I thought that was strange, since it
sprinkled the day before.
“Her apartment door was
. After I knocked and knocked, I tried the
. It was not even locked. I walked inside,
her name. There was no answer. I was
very nervous, especially when I went into the
and the bathroom. But no one was there.
her boxes were unopened, her clothes were still
hung up, and nothing was in the refrigerator.”
police are investigating. Florence’s credit card has not
used in the last two days, nor have
calls been made from her cell phone during
period. She is simply missing, with no signs
violence and no clues as to where she
gone. “It doesn’t look good,” said one detective.