Rachel Schwartz has been found safe, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
A Florida Army veteran and mother of two young children was reported missing Monday, reportedly after telling her father that she feared her former boyfriend.
Fox News Digital reports that Rachel Schwartz, 33, was last seen in Spring Hill, around 50 miles north of Tampa. She spoke to her father and sister on January 31 and hasn’t made contact since.
“My sister has been missing as of Jan. 31,” Schwartz’s sister, Elizabeth Schrupp, wrote in a Facebook post. “She was supposed to fly home Feb. 4. Her last message to my dad was that she wanted to come home, and she was afraid of her ex.”
Schwartz’s former boyfriend has been identified as John Scorah, a man she reportedly had a rocky, on-again-off-again relationship with. Reports indicate that he is not the father of her children.
In April 2022, Schwartz was arrested for battery, but prosecutors later dropped the case. Schwartz then moved to Minnesota (her home state), reportedly to get away from Schwartz. In January, she went to Florida to visit her children, who live with their father.
During her trip to Florida, she’s said to have visited Schwartz at some point at his Wimauma home. Ring camera footage showed her leaving Scorah’s home on January 31 at around 5:46 p.m. with a large rolling black suitcase and an orange carry-on bag.
She traveled to a home in Spring Hill and may have rented a room from a man who rents rooms to veterans. Her whereabouts after are unknown.
“We want her to know that we love her and we care about her,” Schrupp told Fox News Digital.
Schwartz is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs around 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office at 352-754-6830.
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