The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said that 37-year-old Cassie Carli was seen at Navarre Beach in Pensacola at Juana’s restaurant on Sunday.
“We are currently searching for Cassie Catherine Carli,” the law enforcement agency wrote on Facebook. “She is 37 years of age. She was last seen on Navarre Beach on Sunday evening. Her car has been recovered but she is still missing.”
A friend of Carli, Sam Porter, told ABC affiliate WXTL that Carli was slated to meet with her 4-year-old daughter’s father on Sunday at Juana’s restaurant.
Porter further added that Carli’s father received a text message from her phone saying she had car trouble and that her phone was losing battery power. Since those messages, no one has heard from the woman since, Porter said.
Authorities have said they were able to confirm that the woman’s daughter was safe. They have also recovered her vehicle, according to a Facebook post.
Her sister, Raeann, told NBC News that Carlie had started a new job and was living with her father in Navarre. Raeann suggested Carlie and the father of her daughter previously had custody issues.
“The number one thing I want people to know … is she was in the best mental health and, like, physical health,” she told NBC.
Carli is described as being 5-foot-5, 150 pounds, and had blue eyes and blonde shoulder-length hair.
Other details were not provided by local officials. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office’s Major Crimes Unit at 850-983-1190.