ARCHER, Fla. (WCJB)-- There isn't much new information and that may be a cause for some concern. The Alachua County sheriff’s office continues their investigation into the disappearance of missing pregnant woman from Archer.
Today marks three weeks since 23-year- old Jasmine Robinson has been missing. Robinson is about seven months pregnant and is considered endangered by the Alachua County sheriff’s office. Detectives say that Robinson was last seen February 19th at home by family members. The next day when they woke up she was not at home.
“Whoever saw her last, we need that information because that would give us the key starting point, where we can then have the assistance of the public, use the specialized resources that are available to the sheriff’s office to get out and begin that very deliberate on the ground search to bring Jasmine home," stated Lt. Brett Rhodenizer, ASO spokesperson
Investigators believe that Robinson left with someone but at this time are not considering her disappearance to be a crime because they don't have any evidence of one.
“Any information that our detectives are developing, and its a very much active investigation, by releasing that information to early it could possibly compromise our ability to rescue jasmine, or make a strong case against whoever is responsible for her not being able to reach out to her family," Lt. Brett Rhodenizer, ASO spokesperson.
Officials are asking for anyone with any details about Robinson's whereabouts or any information that could help their case to contact detectives.
The Alachua County Sheriff's Office will provide an update on the case of the missing pregnant woman from Archer, Jasmine Robinson who has been missing for 3 weeks.
The update will begin at 4:30pm Monday afternoon.
UPDATE: Alachua County Sheriff's Office has upgraded Jasmine Robinson's disappearance to endangered.
Jasmine Robinson, 23, has been reported missing to Alachua County Sheriff’s Office since Feb. 19. Robinson is currently 6 to 7 months pregnant and her family members are worried for her and her unborn child.
“She's 7 months almost,” Bertha Williams said, who is Robinson’s aunt. “That means anything can happen to her or the baby. She's out there and we don't know where she's at. Being a new mother, she probably doesn’t know what to do either."
Williams shared how Robinson sang in the choir at St. Joseph Baptist Church in Archer and even though Robinson is her niece, Williams looks to her as a sister.
“My mother raised Jasmine since she was a little girl,” Williams said. “She’s my niece but she’s like my sister, too."
Robinson has been living in Archer all of her life and Robinson’s cousin, Chad Williams, said it is odd to not hear from her in so long.
“We were really close,” Williams said. “We always hanged out together. I find it strange that she never messaged me after Sunday. She usually always messaged me someday so I just find it real strange.”
Her cousin hopes she is found soon.
“I love her very much,” Williams said. “I just hope we can find her and that she’s safe."
ASO shared a missing person's flier on Tuesday night but they say they do not consider her "endangered."
“Generally someone one who is endangered, there is something above and beyond the fact that their simply not where they're supposed to be as an adult,” Lt. Brett Rhodneizer said. “Do they have a pre-existing medical condition? Are they medication dependent? Have they made statements or received statements that may indicate that they are personally in peril. It is truly the totality of the circumstances regarding the manner in which she left and the steps that we’ve taken to try and locate her since then as well as any new information we may have received.”
Robinson’s aunt, Bertha Williams, believes that she is endangered.
“I think she is endangered because we don't know if she's eating,” Williams said. “We don't know if she got murdered, we don't know nothing."
Rhodenizer further explained how or why someone may go missing.
“We see on a regular basis in all stages of life and in all walks of life, (people) go missing,” Rhodenizer said. “Sometimes that is on their own volition and sometimes it’s because something has happened to them or they’re looking to not be involved in something. So again we’re going to go through a very deliberative process to make sure we are not only protecting this individual’s right to privacy but also ensuring their safety.”
ASO detectives have been trying to retrace Robinson’s steps and asking family members and friends to reach out to them for tips.
“We continue to receive all information,” Rhodenizer said. “We don’t discount any information, so when you have this scenario where we know that Jasmine is pregnant and we know that there are more folks involved in this than just her. We know that those folks may communicate with her, relatives of those folks may communicate with her. We will take any and all leads to that effect.”
Robinson is facing an upcoming court date for a change of plea for charges related to mobile phone theft and credit card fraud, but her family does not think that is a factor in her disappearance.
“I don't think that court date got anything to do with her going missing because Jasmine was paying her money,” Williams said. “She meant that she did some wrong and she was paying for it. Seeing her probation and paying her money for it. I don't think this has anything to do with her being missing. I think we're wasting time trying to pin that to this situation.”
Robinson’s family have been searching across North Central Florida ever since they reported her missing.
“We just want some answers so she can just come home,” Williams said. “And we’re looking for her, too.”
The family searched for Robinson in Archer, Bronson, and Gainesville.
“Just looking anywhere we can go,” Williams said. “We are praying. We have a praying family and we just want her to come home safe.”
Robinson's family is asking for help.
“It's just very heartbreaking,” Williams said. “I just want them to find my niece. I want her to come home and be safe. If anybody out there knows anything, please let us know. We’re still praying, we ain't giving up.”
Specific tips and leads as to Jasmine Robinson's whereabouts can be sent to Detective Morris at email@example.com or (352) 367-4083.