Believer of Miracles
- Jul 7, 2018
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OLDSMAR, Fla. (WFTS) — As cars moved along Tampa Road Sunday, family and friends of Anu Awasthi stopped those cars, handing out a missing persons flier.
"Currently, it's been devastating. It's been hard on all of us, but we're still trying to keep a positive mindset to try to somehow find her," said her youngest son Rohan.
Saturday, we first introduced you to Anu's husband and kids; and their desperate plea to have her back.
She went missing Thursday after abruptly leaving the hair salon. Her last sighting was on surveillance video near the parking lot, about 10 minutes after her husband dropped her off.
"We initiated with some fliers and just trying to retrace steps and think, 'Okay, where could she have walked by? Who could have seen her?'," said neighbor Lorie Tomlinson.
"There are patient lines I've been calling, looking around at all hospitals in the area's emergency rooms, urgent cares, Baker Act receiving facilities. So far, no hits," said neighbor Danielle Eldridge.
The family's main concern is about Anu's mental health. She's been battling depression since her father died a couple of months ago.
The message from the crowd Sunday and every other search day: Anu is loved and supported.
"It's heartwarming to see all the people rallying around this family who are just good, good people and deserve and need the support right now," said Tomlinson.
Anu Awasthi went missing Thursday from the Oldsmar Wal-Mart near Tampa Road. Tonight a vigil was held with friends and family.
“We’re very worried about our mom,” Varun said. “She’s not in the best mental health. We really miss her. We hope she’s OK and we just want to do everything we can to find her.”
Vikas said he has been checking his wife’s credit card, but there have been no hits since Thursday.
The family is sharing updates on the search on the “Help us find Anu Awasthi” Facebook page.
If you saw Anu Awasthi in the area by the Oldsmar Walmart Thursday morning or have information to help bring her home, call 911 or the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office at 727-582-6200.
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