Navy Wife, Mother Still Missing 10 Months Later

Elizabeth Sullivan, 31, was last seen in San Diego's Liberty Station area on Oct. 13, 2014

More than 10 months have passed since a Navy wife and mother of two vanished from her home in San Diego, and police say she is still missing.

The San Diego Police Department re-released a missing person flyer on Wednesday asking the public for any information on the whereabouts of Elizabeth Sullivan, 31.

Sullivan was last seen around 10 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2014, near her home in the Liberty Station area about four miles from downtown San Diego. Her vehicle was found at home.

Just days after she was reported missing, police said Sullivan was reportedly spotted at the soccer fields at Liberty Station and near the San Diego International Airport.

Those leads never panned out to be more than reported sightings, however, and Sullivan’s family has not had contact with her for nearly a year now, according to investigators.

A text message on Oct. 13, 2014, was the last contact she’s had with loved ones. After that, her phone was turned off.

Investigators describe Sullivan as an African American woman who stands at 5-foot-3 and weighs 128 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She has been known to also go by the names Liz Sullivan; Elizabeth Ricks; Liz Ricks; Edie Salander; Edith Salander and Evie Salander.

Sullivan is married to Navy service member Matthew Sullivan. Together the couple has two young daughters.

The missing woman’s father, Edward Ricks, traveled from his home in Virginia to San Diego after his daughter’s disappearance last year hoping to find her.

At that time, Ricks told NBC 7 the case was a mystery that had left the family in a lot of pain.

“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.

“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 added. "You get strength like you never had before because that's my daughter and I'm bringing her home.”

The SDPD said the family is looking for anyone who has made contact with Sullivan either in person, on social media or on other websites.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the SDPD’s Missing Persons Section at (619) 531-2277, Det. Maura Parga at (619) 531-2390 or Det. Kim Collier at (619) 531-2585. The case number tipsters should refer to is 14-041996.

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