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Community Searching for Missing 22-Year Old

Community Searching for Missing 22-Year Old



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Sandra Yi ReportingA Utah family waits to hear what has happened to their 22-year old daughter after she disappeared from a routine jog last night.

Rachel Honsvick has been living in Cinncinnati, Ohio for the past few years as a nanny. The family says she is very dependable, and so when she didn't return from her jog, they became worried and called police.

The community spent today going door to door, looking for anyone who might have seen Rachel. While they search, her parents worry.

Her family is understandably distraught tonight. They left for Cincinnati just a few hours ago. They hope to return home soon with their daughter alive and safe. Linda and Steve Honsvick describe the past 24 hours as a nightmare.

The Honsvicks live in West Valley City. 1400 miles away in Cincinnati, Ohio, their 22-year old daughter Rachel has gone missing. What happened to her is a mystery.

Steve Honsvick: "The police are out there. They've been looking at her cell phone bills, at the internet, emails off the computer."

Rachel lives with a family in an affluent neighborhood in a Cincinnati suburb. She works as a nanny, taking care of their children. At 6:30 yesterday evening she left for a jog and never came home.

Matt Barresi, Relative of Ohio Family: "That is completely out of her character. In her past history, she has never done anything like this at all."

Rachel had called her parents that morning. They say the reason for her call wasn't typical, but they say she sounded upbeat.

Steve Honsvick: "And she just called to call. She says, ‘I don't know why I'm calling, but I'm calling."

Rachel had also called her fiance in Utah several times. But they say her messages to him seemed a little strange.

Linda Honsvick: "When he talked to her right before she left to go jogging, he said again, be careful, I have a bad feeling about today and hung up. And he says she called him right back and told him how much she loved him, and he says she never does that."

Rachel was to return to Utah next week and be married two weeks later. Family friends hope her disappearance is just a case of cold feet. For Rachel's family, the wait for any clues is agonizing.

Steve Honsvick: "I know what the Smart family's gone through, went through. I didn't think it would happen to me."

Rachel's purse and cell phone are still on her bed.

Tonight family and friends here in Utah are praying for Rachel's safety. Several of them pitched in to provide plane tickets for Rachel's fiance and her family to fly to Ohio.

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