BURLINGTON Twp., N.J. (CBS) – Investigators now can confirm when they found Sarah’s car early Monday morning the engine was still running and the driver’s door was open.
Detectives are now in the process of going through her phone records and searching her computer.
Sarah Townsend’s family and friends gathered near the same spot Wednesday night where her car was found Monday.
“There are no answers. That’s why everyone is here waiting to find out, because it is like she disappeared into thin air,” Sarah’s neighbor Casey Evans said.
Sarah’s parents say their 18-year-old daughter had nothing to be upset about and when she left, supposedly for school on Monday, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.
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“Sarah’s a happy girl. She’s got an outgoing personality. She would help anybody,” said Sarah’s mom Laurie Townsend.
“It’s okay honey come home. I know something is holding you. It’s alright. Please come home,” her dad Roy Townsend said.
Sarah’s friends returned to Green Acres Park to conduct their own search. They’ve been posting flyers and even started a facebook page dedicated to finding out what happened.
Townsend’s mysterious disappearance is also starting to gain national media attention as her two cousins appeared on CNN.
“She was thinking about nursing, she had all good intentions and no enemies that I know of,” said Andrea and Monica Makovicz
Sarah’s boyfriend Matt Welch found her car Monday. He did not attend Wednesday night’s vigil with her parent’s and friends.
“He’s really shook up. That’s all I can say right now,” said Roy.
Sarah’s parents did not answer a lot of detailed questions because in their words they want ‘to keep things positive.’ They say they have no idea what happened to their daughter, and they’re just hopeful she is listening.
Burlington Township Police can be reached at 609-386-2019.
Reported by Todd Quinones, CBS 3