TAMPA (WFLA) – The family of missing Florida mother Cassie Carly has claimed that the last text they sent from her phone was part of an attempt to cover up her disappearance in the Florida panhandle after her disappearance.
Speaking exclusively with WFLA Now’s JB Biunno, Carly’s sister Raeann and close friend Kirsty Sullivan said the last texts sent to her father from the missing 37 – year – old were nothing like her and described a scene she had never kept to herself. .
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“Text messages from our dad [Cassie’s] The phone is not a normal speech, my sister would say, ”Ryan Carly. “Especially car and phone issues claims at the same time. She would have walked to the nearest gas station before getting Marcus for any kind of help in such a situation.
Carly was last seen on Sunday night taking her 4-year-old daughter to Navarre Beach on a custody exchange with her ex-boyfriend and her daughter’s father, Marcus Spanevelo. The next day her father reported that Carly was missing.
The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said the last person to see her alive was in Spanevelo. Investigators found Spanevelo and the couple’s 4 – year – old daughter in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday, who said she flew to central Alabama to work on a job site.
Spanovelo was not named as a suspect or charged with any crime, but Carly’s family said Cassie was concerned about him and that the two were working on custody issues related to their daughter.
“Cassie has been telling me for the last couple of years [Marcus] He is threatening her, “said Cassie’s brother, Anthony Carly. “If anything happened to me, she would always say it was him.”
“She is always in consultation with her family and friends,” Ryan said. Even during the exchange, she would have texted. Our red flag is Marcus. ”
Family members say Cassie’s phone was not found, nor was it in Carly’s purse.
“Cassie will not leave her daughter,” said Kirsty Sullivan, Cassie’s close friend. [Marcus] Makes a good decision and we can find her.
Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson called Carly’s disappearance “very relevant” because investigators found her purse in her car.
“There are things in the purse … we do not expect her to get up and leave,” Johnson told a news conference. “Usually you do not go four days without hearing from them, or they do not use credit card, cell phone … so yes, we’re worried.”
WFLA contacted Spanovelo who did not respond to our request for comment.
“Cassie is full of her life,” Ryan Carly said. “She is OK. Anyone around her can feel her power… She has touched so many people not only in our family. She was the glue of our family, keeping us together.
Family members and acquaintances have been part of daily search efforts in Navarre Beach since Carly went missing.
“We are really confident in the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Department. We think they’re really working hard and we’re protecting any information they had, because it’s best to find Cassie right away, “Sullivan said.
Carly’s 4-year-old daughter is “safe,” according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, which says Alabama Child Services was recently involved in the case. Carly’s family says they want Cassie’s youngest daughter with them.
“She’s not safe until she’s back with us,” Ryan said.
Carly is 5 feet 5 inches tall and described as a pound with blonde hair and blue eyes up to the shoulder. She had her ears pierced and a tattoo of a tribal symbol on her back.
Anyone with information on Cassie’s location should call the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office at 850-983-1190.