Retired Army Capt. Reported Missing; Car Found With Key in Ignition: PD

The woman's family said it's very unusual for her to not contact them.

San Diego police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 37-year-old retired Army captain who served two tours in Iraq. 

Julia Jacobson, 37, was last heard from on Sept. 2 at about 9:30 p.m. when she texted a friend saying she was in Palm Springs, SDPD officers said. Her actual location was unknown. 

On Thursday, authorities found her company car abandoned in the 2600 block of Monroe Avenue in University Heights, east of Texas Street and near Interstate 8 and 805. The location is about half a mile away from her home. 

Her family told NBC 7 the car was found with the windows rolled down and the keys still in the ignition. 

Her family is extremely concerned about her because she has never gone missing in the past, police said.

Prior to going missing, she called her father every day to talk. When her father had not heard from her, he started searching for her. 

Jacobson was last seen alone at the corporate 7/11 offices in her company car on Aero Drive. 

When she texted a friend on Saturday night, Julia said she was in Palm Springs with a friend, her family said. She said they were going to Big Bear from palm Springs. Now, her family is wondering who that person is. 

Jacobson is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and about 150 pounds. She has a tattoo of a crab holding a flower on her hip. There is no information on what she was wearing when she went missing. 

Any information related to the whereabouts of Jacobson should be forwarded to San Diego Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 619-531-2277 or Communications Division at 619-531-2000 reference case #17-034427

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