One woman has resorted to using a social media campaign in an effort to find her missing daughter.
It has been more than one month since Rhona Kauffman saw her teenage daughter Brianna Herrmann.
According to the Daily Mail, the 15-year-old vanished along with her mother’s car on April 29th in San Diego, California, and never returned. She left her wallet and retainer behind and disappeared without a trace.
One week later, Kauffman’s car was found abandoned without any sign of Herrmann.
According to police, Herrmann was last seen with a reported drug dealer named Timothy “Dean” Rivera. Kauffman believes that her daughter was probably lured away by Rivera and is currently being held against her will.
“She’s being held somewhere and we know she’s fighting to get home,” Kauffman claimed. “It’s the worst thing to ever happen to someone, I’m just falling apart.”
Recently, Kauffman said that Herrmann Snapchatted and texted a friend that she was being held hostage in a Los Angeles home. However, when police raided the house, Herrmann could not be found.
Now, Kauffmann has started a social media campaign to find her daughter. She took more than seven weeks off her job and has posted to platforms like YouTube in order to attract attention to the case.
“I have to keep fighting,” Kauffman noted, “that’s what a mother has to do.”
Kauffman has also created a Facebook page dedicated to finding her daughter. She has posted photos, information about her daughter and updates on the search. She has also included messages of support to encourage her daughter to come home.
Recently, a GoFundMe page was created to help support the family and the cost of their search.
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