UPDATE: Bridgette Found Safe

Updated 5 years ago by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor
Bridgette Bayley
Bridgette Bayley

UPDATE: Bridgette was found at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. She is OK.

The 20-year-old daughter of a former Huntington woman has been reported missing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Bridgette Bayley was last seen at 9 a.m.  Tuesday March 4. At the time she wore a gray top and black leggings. Tiffany Johnson Bayley last spoke to Bridgette about twelve hours before her disappearance. As of 5 p.m. March 5 , she is still missing. A missing persons report has been filed with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. Since Bridgette has no money or phone, she is  most likely in or around Ft. Lauderdale or Orlando, if you have seen the woman from the photo , please cal the Ft. Lauderdale Police Department or l 772-801-8721.

"Bridgette we love you, come home," Ms. Bayley plead.

According to an East Orlando Post story, Ms. Bayley "talked with her boyfriend's mother and she said neither her or her son had heard from or seen her."

Bayley, owner of Avalon Park Jewelry, Orlando, Florida, grew up in Huntington and attended Marshall University. She portrayed Marilyn Monroe in a Gino's Pizza promotion and competed in various pageants and modeling endeavors.

Bridgette checked herself in to a drug rehabilitation facility in February. Video surveillance does not show her leaving the Ft. Lauderdale location, Ms. Bayley wrote.

"We are so worried," Tiffany wrote. "I just want her to come home."

Tiffany continued:

"As a mother I plead with you to SHARE this message on your page. My daughter - Bridgette Bayley is missing. She is 20 years old, long blonde hair, brown eyes, last seen wearing a grey top and black leggings in Fort Lauderdale yesterday morning around 9 am. She was a patient at a rehabilitation facility seeking treatment for an eating disorder and drug addiction. Around 9 am March 4 she complained to a member of the staff that she was having stomach pains and would like to lay down. After the staff member walked out of the room she vanished. No one has seen or heard from her since then. Please share this post. Someone knows where she is. I hope this message reaches that person. Help bring my daughter home safely."

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