Bartow. Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing young woman from Fort Meade, 26-year-old Veronica Mojica. She was last seen on Saturday afternoon at about 2:00 p.m. walking northbound along side U.S. Highway 17 north Ft. Meade, near Stedem Ford (3200 Hwy 17 N. Ft. Meade). She was last seen wearing a brown sweater, brown shorts, and brown sandals with a white flower decoration. She has shorter-in- length brown curly hair, brown eyes, medium complexion and she is 5'7" tall and 170 lbs. Veronica's family describes her as having the approximate mental capacity of a 10 year old.
A search with a bloodhound, helicopter, and deputies on foot was conducted last night. Another bloodhound and general search is in progress today (August 14, 2005).
A photograph of Veronica is on the Polk Count Sheriff' Office website www.polksheriff.org in the "news room" listed as "Veronica.jpg" and displayed above.
Anyone with information about this missing woman is asked to call:
Polk County Sheriff's Office as 863-533-0344 or 1-800-226-0344
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