Authorities in St. Petersburg have yet to assist family members in the search for missing mom Angela Jolley and her daughter Alexis who vanished on July 22, family members exclusively revealed to Your Content.
46-year-old Angela Jolley did not go to work Thursday and her daughter Alexis, 19, had the day off, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
“I feel like the St. Petersburg Police Department are not properly equipped to handle this type of investigation. There should be multiple detectives working in shifts to find my family,” Angela Jolley’s sister, Desiree Cook, revealed to Your Content Monday night.
“I truly hope no other family ever goes missing in St. Petersburg.”
Police in St. Petersburg have a lone detective actively working on the case, a spokeswoman told the Tampa Bay Times, but were not involved in the volunteer search.
“To the Chief of Police, why hasn’t there been a press conference?” Desiree asked.
“Where are the search teams, dogs, divers? It is going on day 6 and no one has any answers in your department? Why can’t our family get any answers? What or who are you looking at? It’s absolutely appalling that we have had to set up our own search efforts and contact.”
Guardian Angels Largo & Clearwater Chapter Leader Freddie ‘Rio’ Delgado and his partner and Guardian Angel George Tazz Keys have joined the investigation into the missing Florida mom who vanished with her daughter on July 22, and Your Content joined the international organization in their search for the two.
The organization — known as one of the leading non-profit crime prevention associations in the world — was founded on Feb. 13, 1979 and quickly spread to over 130 cities in 13 countries worldwide.
As Your Content readers know, clueless cops in St. Petersburg are accused of fumbling the missing persons investigation involving a mother and daughter who vanished over the weekend.
“St. Petersburg Police detectives handling this case have done a horrible job! As each day passes it becomes less likely they will be found,” Mark Rodrigo Grace said.
“The community can’t help if you don’t ask. So far it’s been family and friends doing all the work! The community should be outraged at how this is being handled; two missing women in our city is a big deal folks!
“It’s time we call out the St. Petersburg Police for the sh*t show effort on this case. Two women missing and no press conference, no details and they can’t even give us the right color of the car they were driving.”
Both of their cell phones were found inside their home. Their family told police this is unusual behavior for them.
The two were last seen on July 22 at their home on the 4600 block of 38th Avenue North in St. Petersburg at approximately 11:30 p.m.
Family members say their two dogs – a Poodle, Anu, and a Bison, Alex, are with the two.
“I worked with Alexis the night she went missing,” said Trinity Davis.
“I basically was the last person to see her as I was the one to send her home. We talked before she left and she seemed fine.
“She told me we should meet up Friday or Sunday for a coffee date … That was basically all and I told her bye and I would miss her and she left. I wish I would have never let her leave that night.”
According to a missing person’s group, the two may be in Angela’s dark blue 2018 Toyota Camry bearing Florida registration Y33-DGE. The vehicle has two stickers in the back window, one is a small round “VA” sticker and the other is a Wonder Woman sticker.
There is a small dent on back drivers side panel above wheel.
“I don’t think it’s possible that no one has any information. Somebody has to have seen something, heard something. Seen the dogs, seen the car,” Alexis’ sister Desiree Cook told Bay News 9.
Desiree also spoke to NBC 8, saying: “It’s not like her to just leave, for Alexis to just leave and not say anything to anyone.”
“She would normally say something if she was going on a trip and post pictures on her Instagram and she was always excited about going places especially with her mom.”
Family friend Craig Horton told the local publication that he just saw them last weekend.
“Last communication we had with her was Wednesday cause she was texting my wife, cause we were supposed to keep one of the dogs while they went to Maine. They were supposed to go to Maine on Tuesday,” Horton said.
“We were there when Lexi was born. We’ve seen her grow up. We’re just family, we did things together,” he added.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the missing mother and daughter lived with Angela Jolley’s stepfather.
He may have heard Angela and Alexis Jolley in the home Thursday morning, Cook said, but he did not see them.
Angela Jolley has worked at the VA Hospital for over a decade.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts are asked to contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780, or you can text the keyword “SPPD” and your anonymous tip to 847-411 (Tip-411.)