Pizzeria Helps In Search For Woman

Published On: Oct 19 2011 04:48:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2011 08:46:16 AM EDT

An Orange Park business is stepping up to help find a woman who's been missing for more than a month.

Rosemary Day, 27, hasn't been seen or heard from since May 21.

Her former high school classmate, Kelly Thomas, thought of a creative way to help create awareness in finding Day.

Thomas works at Vito's Pizzeria in Orange Park, and she came up with the idea to attach a missing person's flyer to each delivery box to help find her missing friend.

"I graduated with her. We went to Orange Park (High School) together. It's the least I could do to get the word out," Thomas said.

Day, a graduate of Orange Park High School, was a member of the chorus and was a standout athlete.


Thomas said she was on Facebook one day and that's how she heard the news of Day's disappearance.

"I saw a link pop up one day and I clicked on it, and I was like, 'Is this a joke?'" Thomas said.

It was not. The Facebook page "Help Find Rosemary Day" has been set up in an effort to keep everyone informed.

Friends said keeping her image and story in the public eye is crucial in bringing her home.

Tuesday was the first day Vitos began attaching the flyers. Beyond the flyers on the pizza boxes, Vitos has hung them outside the restaurant. Thomas said the goal with each delivery is to provide a little hope.

"We are positive and hope that she comes home to her family safe, and quickly," Thomas said.

Day is described as an Asian-American woman, 5 feet 4 inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Her family said she is without her daily medication.

Police said Day drives a blue 2003 four-door Toyota Corolla with Florida license plate No. 568TNW. Police said the vehicle is also missing.

If you have any information on Day's whereabouts, call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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