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FMPD says 24-year-old woman in Fort Myers found safe

Fort Myers Police Department says Aria Lobl who lives at the Village Creek Condos in Fort Myers was found safe Friday after she was considered missing.

FMPD said it had no further detail.

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The 24-year-old woman had last seen Thursday at her Village Creek Apartments unit on Facetime with her boyfriend drinking alcohol and taking Xanax, according to police.

Dive teams finished searching a pond near her apartment complex Friday afternoon after beginning their search around 9:45 a.m. They found nothing.

“We are deploying other agency resources such as a drone and a dive team at this point because there is a retention pond behind the location we just want to exhaust,” said Kristin Catuzzi, Public Information Officer at the Fort Myers Police Department.

Police officers had been out searching for her 8:30 p.m. Thursday night going in and out of the apartment complex. Now, they say they’re expanding the search.

Jerece Adams visits his friend often, who is Lobl’s neighbor. He says he’s familiar with her and has seen her multiple times.

“She has a routine. She didn’t really talk to other people,” Adams said.

The last time Adams says he saw her was two weeks ago.

“She would leave her house in the morning, come back, basically from a working shift, and then she would basically go in her house. She always had headphones in, but she was very to herself,” he said. “So that’s why it’s very surprising that this is happening.”

Police say the initial call about Lobl’s disappearance came from a concerned friend.

“We do have to exhaust all options, obviously,” said FMPD’s PIO. “It is deemed suspicious just because, you know, items that you would normally have with you, such as a form of vehicle, are still here at the scene at this point.”

“I hope she’s found,” Adams said. “I really hope she’s found because she’s a very innocent person.”

Police say this is just the start of the investigation and are calling this an isolated incident right now with no danger to the public.

They’re asking anyone that might know her or might know where she is to contact them.

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