The search for Fla. woman Tiffany Daniels continues, but it doesn't look like a positive outcome is in the cards for this case. It's been a month since she was last seen, and several weeks since her abandoned Toyota 4Runner was located near Ft. Pickens (Pensacola Beach). She had left behind her bike and cellphone -- things she would have needed if she was out hiking by herself. The most important window of time in any missing persons case is 48 to 72 hours -- and after that, hope in finding the person alive diminishes.
While it's important to hold onto hope in this case, it's very likely that this missing woman is no longer alive. However, did she fall victim to foul play or did she suffer some kind of horrific accident while by herself? Did this woman use drugs, or did she live a high risk lifestyle? It seems that in the month that her case has gone on her family could have done more to address the media about her case -- but they are likely spending all of their time physically searching for her, in need of a media spokesperson to help keep Tiffany's name in the news.
If Tiffany Daniels was murdered or kidnapped, that means someone out there is walking the streets, likely aiming to do it again. That is something on a wider scale that needs to be considered. This missing woman didn't just vanish, so it would be dishonest to think that there isn't a culprit out there getting away with some crime. Hopefully some evidence in her case turns up one way or the other.
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