DETROIT (WWJ) – Whether she’s dead or alive, the family of a young woman who disappeared while visiting Detroit almost a year ago wants to know what happened to her.
Family members traveled 17 hours on a bus from Georgia to be on Detroit’s east side this week as police cadets searched abandoned houses and volunteers passed our fliers featuring a photo of Jasmine Moody, who was last seen Dec. 4, 2014.
Moody, age 18 at that time, was staying at her girlfriend Brittany Gurley’s home on Baldwin Street — in the area of in Van Dyke and Mack Ave. — while on a semester break from Texas Woman’s University.
Gurley said Moody left on foot, after the couple had a lovers’ quarrel over Moody’s Facebook page, leaving her belongings behind.
Moody’s stepfather, Patrick Kidd, said the family doesn’t buy Gurley’s story.
“It’s been a year, and I haven’t heard her voice. I don’t know whether she’s alive; I don’t know if she’s dead,” Kidd told WWJ’s Vickie Thomas and other reporters.
“If anybody done know anything, anything…please, please come forward. Please, just put yourself in my shoes,” he said. “I got tears coming because I want you to see the frustration and the pain that I’m really going through.”
Gurley said she and Moody had been in a romantic relationship for about two years.
Does she believe Moody is alive?
“In my heart I know she’s OK. She probably out here doing what she wanna do,” Gurley said. “I think, honestly, the reason why she left was she was running from something that ain’t had nothing to do with me.”
Moody is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall and around 130 lbs. with a light brown complexion, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white Texas Woman’s University hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans and brown boots and has a tattoo of a flower on her stomach, nose and tongue piercings.
Crime Stoppers of Michigan is offer a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the tip that leads investigators to Moody’s whereabouts. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587) or visit www.1800speakup.org. You can also text “CSM” and tip information to CRIMES (274637).
Anyone who may have seen Moody can also call Detroit Police Criminal Investigations directly at 313-596-5752.