Reward offered in woman's disappearance

Published On: Jan 05 2012 11:30:30 AM EST   Updated On: Oct 07 2011 10:45:48 AM EDT

Rosemary Day


The Justice Coalition has announced a $5,000 reward for information into a Westside woman's disappearance.

Rosemary Day, 28, has not been seen since May 22 after a domestic fight. Sheriff John Rutherford said she was last seen at Golden Corral on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park eating breakfast with her ex-boyfriend. Friends and relatives said Day was in an abusive relationship.

"Rosemary's my baby sister and she's been missing for seven months. She went missing right before my momma's birthday," Bonnie Day said Thursday. "It's breaking our hearts that Rosemary's not home with us."

Since her disappearance, friends and family have held events to remind the community about their missing loved one. One friend says they won't give up hope.

"We're keeping hope alive that we haven't given up faith that Rosemary will be found," said Steven Jockioch, who grew up with Day. "We want everyone to know, no one has given up hope for Rosemary. We will find her. We will bring her back home."

Day's family said the 28-year-old has a bright future ahead of her. She was about to go back to school. They said she's very bright and loves people, but they just don't know where she is.

"We should not have to come forward with money, but you know, if money would help and it would help you to come forward, (Day's) momma and (Day's) daddy are begging you today," said Ann Dugger, of the Justice Coalition.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said it has worked with the Clay County Sheriff's Office, FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement on the case.

Day's family said her mother put up most of the $5,000 reward money, some of which was raised.

"People come up to me all the time that they're praying for Rosemary, and I tell them the truth -- that's the very best thing they can do for Rosemary," Day's father, Jerry Day, said.

Day has brown hair and brown eyes, is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds.

Her 2003 Toyota Corolla was found in August on Liberty Street in downtown Jacksonville. Day's family believes she is without her needed daily medication.

If you have any information that can help police, call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.


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