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Father Pleads for Safe Return of Missing Navy Wife

Elizabeth Sullivan, 31, was spotted in Liberty Station a few days after her disappearance but has not been seen since

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    Father Pleads for Return of Navy Wife

    A Virginia man is begging San Diegans to help find his missing daughter, 31-year-old Elizabeth Sullivan. The Navy wife and mother of two vanished Oct. 13. But as NBC 7's Danya Bacchus reports, this man says he's not stopping until he brings her home. (Published Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014)

    A father is pleading for help in finding his daughter, who went missing on Oct. 13 in San Diego.

    "It's still pretty much a mystery,” said Edward Ricks, Elizabeth Sullivan's father.

    The Navy wife and mother of two hasn't had any contact with her family or friends and was last seen at her home near Liberty Station on Oct. 13.

    "I feel like she's in trouble, and I've come out here from Virginia to look for her and to let her know we're here,” Ricks said.

    The missing woman's car was found at home, and her cell phone has since been turned off.

    Just days after Sullivan was reported missing, police say she was spotted at the soccer fields at Liberty Station. But since then, there has been no communication or sightings. Police say they have no new leads, but her father says the family still has hope.

    “I have hope. I have faith. I walk by faith,” Ricks said.

    That faith has brought him thousands of miles to help with the search.

    "If in any way she hears this and can get to a telephone or in some way reach out to me, we will come and get her, and that's what I want her to know,” Ricks said.

    He’s asking San Diegans to be on the lookout for his daughter.

    “It can happen to you. When it does, it gets very personal, and it takes on a whole new light when it happens to you," he said. "You get a strength like you never had before because that's my daughter and I'm bringing her home.”

    Sullivan's father and police are asking anyone who has seen her or has any information to call San Diego police. There is now a $1,000 reward for accurate information about her whereabouts. The family has also started a Facebook page and a Go Fund Me account to help support their efforts to find her.

    Sullivan is described as an African American woman who stands 5-foot-3 and weighs 130 pounds. She has dark hair and dark eyes.

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