Alyssa Byrne remains missing as the search for her verges into day four. There are a fair number of updates in this case, as it is still developing with each moment that passes. The FBI is now involved in the search for the missing 19-year-old woman, which indicates that there could be a possibility of abduction or foul play in her disappearance. Of course, the latest comments being made by her friends show that she might not have been operating under the full capacity of sound judgment.
First of all, detectives have discovered some new cellphone activity related to the missing woman. Her cellphone was believed to had last pinged at the Snowglobe Festival on New Year's Eve, but now it's being reported that a later ping came from her phone sometime before midnight the same night. This still indicates that there has been no activity on her phone since before the New Year.
A friend of the missing woman says that she "wasn't acting right," before she went missing, and even alleges that she might have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If she was not sober around the time of her disappearance, then it's safe to say that her judgment and reflexes might have been altered. This could lead into a variety of scenarios -- none of them necessarily positive. With day four nearing, it's hard to remain positive in the first place.
A reward of $1,000 is being offered in hopes of garnering information leading to her whereabouts, but it's hopeful that this amount increases. $1,000 rarely gets anything done in these types of cases, but you gotta start somewhere. Hopefully some good news shows up in the headlines about this woman without the need for this reward to increase.
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