NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. – Julia da Silva, 23, has been missing since Thursday morning around 11 a.m., and now friends and family are hoping that she’s OK.
Da Silva is transgender and often spends time in Miami, Miami Beach and Wilton Manors.
She was last seen leaving her home in North Bay Village where she lives with her aunts. She was last seen wearing a pearl necklace, a black skirt and black tank top.
Police said she may have been recently seen in the area of Southwest 184th Street and South Dixie Highway.
“That’s all we want, to make sure she is OK,” her best friend, Tatiana, said.
Tatiana has been messaging her and the messages have been going through, but she’s received no response back.
“I messaged her on Instagram and it would shows the icon green, but she wouldn’t respond. Also, all of her friends that live in Brazil would message her, and she would leave them on read. I don’t know what’s going on there, if someone hacked her account, but that’s pretty suspicious on that part,” Tatiana said.
Da Silva’s mom will be flying in from Japan this week to help with the search.
Police said Da Silva is about 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.
If you have any information on Da Silva’s whereabouts, contact the North Bay Village Police Department at 305-758-2626.