By Brett Faulds
UPDATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 25TH. AUBREY HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE! No details have been given at this time.
Tonight, I want to bring attention missing persons tale of Aubrey Moss from Tacoma, Washington. Aubrey disappeared on April 10th and not much is known about her whereabouts on that day. Aubrey age 20 was last seen wearing black yoga pants with a pink vest and flip-flops. She has tattoos of roman numerals on her neck and arrows on her wrists. Her friends describe her as vivacious and glamorous. She also has her nose pierced and usually has a hoop in it. Last night, I did contact Tacoma PD with information about a twitter account with her name and picture with the location being LA, California. It turned out to be her account that she used while she spent time in California. All of her social media accounts have been silent since her disappearance. No activity on her cell phone either. She has no history of being a “runaway”.
The main reason I want to bring attention to this case as it continues to unfold is because I feel much can be learned from what is transpiring on social media regarding her disappearance. Many people are bombarding the family with lifestyle questions about this young lady. I believe that is wrong. If you are the type of persons who shares missing persons fliers through social media- THANK YOU! You are doing a great service to the public. However, trying to ask questions to pry into a missing person’s life in the infancy of a disappearance is a real nuisance. Believe me families of the missing are going through enough without having to deal with that.
The only people who should be concerned with this young lady’s lifestyle choices at this point are trained investigators. I find often in cases family and friends hide bad lifestyle choices from both the public and investigators that their missing loved one has engaged in. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE FAMILIES OF MISSING LOVED ONES TELL AUTHORITIES ANY LIFESTYLE CHOICES THAT MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DISAPPEARANCE. WHETHER IT BE CRIMINAL ONES OR OTHERS. Unfortunately though, when the public presses for these answers directly and immediately it causes harm to the family. The family has to spend precious time defending their loved one. Sadly, that seems to be unfolding in this case. The press and “reporters” from sites where virtually anyone can be a reporter do that all the time. They do it enough without the general public engaging in it. Some seem to enjoy digging up dirt on a missing person more than printing useful information to find them. It can be rather disgusting to see.
As the search for this missing young lady continues I will continue to update her story right here. Please share her poster which can be found on the facebook site: HELP FIND AUBREY MOSS.
If you have any information on Aubrey’s whereabouts please dial 911 or call the Tacoma Police at (253) 798-4721.