A FAMILY is desperate for answers in the disappearance of a mom who vanished after getting on a bus with her pet rabbit in early July.
Erica Johnson, 36, was “acting strangely” before she was last seen on surveillance video at 5.30am on July 8, family said.
Johnson, 36, was carrying a suitcase, travel pillow, and a pet bunny when she boarded a Greyhound bus in Fort Myers, according to the Cape Coral Police Department.
Photo and video captured her wearing jeans, sneakers, and a baseball hat with a sweatshirt tied around her waist.
The bus was traveling non-stop to Tampa, the police department said, though it’s unclear if she ever made it.
July 8 is the last time anyone has seen or heard from her.
Johnson had previously been seen on July 5 at about 5.30pm at the same Cape Coral train station.
Her family reported her missing on July 14 when she failed to show up for her shift at a beach motel.
Police received information as they investigated Johnson’s disappearance that warranted them to label her case as that of a “missing and endangered adult.”
Family said a key warning sign in Johnson’s behavior was a missed appointment to see her children in June, WINK reports.
Her ex-husband said that Johnson sent a text saying that she had to work, adding that missing an opportunity to see her kids was unusual.
After she was reported missing, cops visited a residence where Johnson had been staying.
Inside, police found her belongings, minus the pet rabbit, according to WINK.
Investigators were reportedly told that someone saw Johnson enter the building with a black suitcase the week before.
Johnson’s mother provided a statement to WINK News, thanking the Cape Coral Police Department for their efforts in finding her daughter.
“Erica is loved and missed by her family and friends who are devastated by her disappearance,” the heartbroken mom said.
“We remain hopeful that she will be found safe very soon.
“If you have seen her, or have any information on her whereabouts, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department.”
Cops put out a missing person flier on July 25 and asked the public to be on the lookout for her.
Few details about where she might be have been revealed.
FOX 13 reported that one hurdle in the investigation stems from Johnson having no active social media accounts.
Johnson is about five foot eight inches and about 130 pounds, police said.
She has green eyes and blonde or light brown hair with a small freckle on the lower side of her face.
Anyone with information regarding her disappearance or whereabouts is urged to call the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.