On Valentine’s Day, Fort Valley State University student Anitra Gunn went missing. Since then, law enforcement has been investigating her whereabouts in order to form a more complete picture of what happened to the 23-year-old, who was last seen at the home of her boyfriend’s aunt, on Feb. 14.
According to WSB-TV, Gunn’s family, who live around Atlanta, initially contacted police on Saturday. At that time, they stated that they had not been able to reach the student for “an unusual amount of time.”
This sentiment was echoed by her father, Christopher Gunn, who told 13WMAZ that her lack of response had caused concern among her family and friends. “She never texted them back, didn’t call them back. That’s when we knew something is definitely out of whack,” he said.
The worry regarding Gunn’s whereabouts was also evident on Twitter, as those who knew her shared their thoughts on the social media site and created the hashtag #FindAnitra.
Following her disappearance, the Fort Valley police, the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation formed a task force in order to try to find the missing woman. The search has spanned “the wood line, ditches, anything,” as stated by Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese. It has additionally been confirmed that officials have used a helicopter to search the area where she was last seen.
Over the weekend, Gunn’s car was also located. When it was found, it was evident that it had been damaged due to the fact that the front bumper had been torn off. Her wallet was found inside the vehicle, and her phone was reportedly located as well.
Following the discovery of her vehicle, Gunn’s boyfriend was questioned and his car was taken for further investigation. However, at this time it remains unclear if any of the aforementioned steps have created any new leads or provided additional information that may be helpful in bringing Gunn home.
Anyone with information pertaining to the ongoing investigation is asked to contact the Fort Valley Police Department at 478-825-3383.