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She Flew to Detroit to Visit a Friend. She Never Returned.

The Vivid Faces of the Vanished

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19-year old Texas Woman's University straight-A student Jasmine Moody was very popular, well-liked, and has lots of friends.

“My daughter was real popular. She had a lot of friends. She was very social and very energetic,” Jasmine’s mother Lisa Kidd told Dateline “She always had a smile on her face. Always, always.”

Everyone said her smile lit up a room when she came around.

The Arkansas resident was in the ROTC program to be part of the US Armed Forces and made many new friendships her semester year.

One of those new friendships was with a young lady she met on social media named Brittney Gurley, who lived in Detroit, Michigan.

According to reports, these two formed a fast, complicated relationship with a strong connection.

In November 2014, Jasmine flew to Detroit for the holidays to be with Brittany and her family.

On December 4, 2014, the two women got into a heated argument over posts Jasmine put on social media.

Brittany and her family told authorities that Jasmine put on a hoodie and left the house without her cellphone, jacket, identification, her other personal belongings as well as her purse.

Brittany and her family said they went to look for Jasmine, but after 15 minutes of not locating her, they called the police.

Jasmine left without a jacket, in zero below weather with snow on the ground, and in a dangerous neighborhood where she knew no one.

“I found her cellphone, I.D., jacket, purse, and all her personal belongings inside Brittany’s house,” her stepfather Patrick Kidd told Dateline. “It's not normal for a 19-year-old girl to walk away without those things.”

“I don't believe that she just left the porch and walked away,” Patrick told Dateline. “In my heart, I feel like she's dead. If somebody had her, she would have gotten her way out of there [and] got to a phone to call us. So, I don't think she’s out there.”

Her parents hired a private investigator, Scott Lewis, to aid in the search for their daughter.

“She disappeared in quite a dangerous neighborhood that she didn’t know,” Lewis told Dateline. “It's not beyond the realm of possibility that she was kidnapped.”

“It's very troubling to me, and these missing people cases are very heartbreaking,” Private Investigator Lewis said. “The answer is somewhere in that neighborhood.”

“It still hurts as if it happened yesterday because I don't have any closure,” Lisa told Dateline.

Jasmine Moody is 5'5" tall with black hair and brown eyes. When she vanished, Jasmine weighed 130 lbs.

She was last seen at 7:30 p.m. on December 14, 2014, wearing a white University of Texas hoodie, blue jeans, and brown boots.

If you have any information, please contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596 5156

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