Eighteen-year-old Aurora Shoemaker was last seen on foot in the Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park in Warsaw on Thursday, at approximately 4:00 p.m. The young woman vanished sometime after that without a trace and her disappearance is nearing its one-week mark with no new clues in her whereabouts.
With her disappearance approaching a week, it's hard to consider what may have happened to her. Her family says the 18-year-old woman has never run off like this, so that immediately sparks feelings of worry that could indicate she was harmed. Could she have been abducted from the trailer park she was last seen wandering around? Could she have run off for the first time?
Aurora Shoemaker was not in a safe environment. The Suburban Acres Mobile Home Park is surrounded by several registered sex offenders. Many of these offenders are known for child molestation, but others are listed as violent. Knowing this about the RSOs surrounding the area in which she was last seen makes it more than apparent that she was in danger by wandering about on foot.
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