According to police investigators, Miranda-Rosa, 31, was last seen before 1 p.m. on Dec. 17 leaving her grandmother’s apartment on Semoran Boulevard in Orlando, a few miles north of Orlando International Airport. The following day, her car, with her cell phone and other belongings inside, was found at Wekiwa Springs near Apopka in northwest Orange County, where witnesses confirmed seeing her, but she wasn’t found there after a search on land and water.
Last week, Miranda-Rosa’s sister, Andrea Miranda of Sanford, started a GoFundMe page to pay for that P.I. As of Sunday evening, the effort had raised over $13,700 of a $15,000 goal from 187 donations.
“During the past 11 days we have done everything we can to assist the police in finding my sister Paola, including search walks, hanging up flyers, reaching out to several media outlets,” she wrote on the page. “We know that law enforcement has done what they can and now it is up to her family and the community to come together to bring Paola home! We need to be the advocate for Paola. We will not give up!”
On the GoFundMe page, Angel Miranda said the page wasn’t a first or easy choice to make, but the family needs help finding a Paola — a sister, daughter and aunt.
Miranda Rosa is 4-foot-10, and 145 pounds with brown eyes and currently has reddish/violet hair. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to contact the agency at 407-348-2222.