A family in New Jersey is left confused and heartbroken after a 25-year-old woman went missing following her visit to a local psychic medium.
25-year-old Stephanie Parze vanished from her home nearly a week ago in what her family is calling an uncharacteristic disappearance. Parze and some relatives went to see a psychic medium on Wednesday night for a “girls night out,” her father, Edward Parze, told the Asbury Park Press on Sunday.
After the psychic visit, she went to her grandmother’s house in Freehold township. She had been living there since her grandma’s passing last year, her father said. Parze was last seen at home around 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said.
By the next morning, her family grew concerned after they hadn’t heard from her. When they showed up at the home, they were shocked to see Parze’s car in the driveway, but she was nowhere to be found.
“We just want to find her,” her father added. “She’s not the type of person who wouldn’t text, ‘Hey mom, I’m on my way to work.”
Her mother, Sharlene Parze, revealed that her daughter’s cell phone was in the home with a text message from a family member whose children she was supposed to babysit.
“She would never go out of the house without her phone,” the concerned mom told News 12 New Jersey. “And she was supposed to be at work and she never showed up. Everything is just not her. You know, and I had just left her. And she was supposed to text me when she got home and she never did, but we know that she made it home because her car was in the driveway.”
Back in August, Parze posted about pneumonia she received and almost losing her life as a result of vaping.
“From all of this I now have potential lung damage and future cancer all because of a stupid juul,” she wrote at the time.
Her friend, Amanda Gonzalez, told the APP that because of pneumonia, she was forced to quit her job.
“Stephanie is unique,” Gonzalez told the paper. “Stephanie is funny. Stephanie makes everybody feel welcome, regardless of who you are.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160, ext. 7032. Tipsters can also reach Freehold Township Police Det. Daniel Valentine at 732-462-7908.