Pam Massimiani gave her 14-year-old daughter Emily a goodnight embrace. From Pam’s point of view, t here didn’t seem to be anything out of the ordinary.
Emily, on the other hand, had other plans. Over five years ago now, she walked out of her Florida house with a suitcase full of clothing and her Xbox the next morning at 6:30 a.m. She boarded a car driven by an unidentified individual.
Emily was designated as a “endangered runaway,” and officials searched for her for five years. During their investigation, they learned she’d been looking online for ideas on how to run away from home and not be found before she vanished.
However, the adolescent did leave behind a three-page letter for her devastated family. She didn’t mention where she was heading; all she said was that she’d departed on her own volition. She also mentioned in the note that after she was 18, she might return home.
Emily never signed back into her Facebook or any other social media account after that. There were no verifiable sightings of her for years.
Pam then posted a shocking update on Facebook five years after Emily vanished without a trace. Emily had sent her a new letter, she said, albeit the circumstances surrounding it remained as puzzling as ever.
Only this time, the letter set in motion a chain of events that led to the closure of Emily Paul’s missing person case by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.