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Missing Mom Is Alive: PI

Toni Sharpless may be too "embarrassed by the hubbub" to come home



    Missing Mom Is Alive: PI
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    A private investigator says that Toni Sharpless--the 29-year-old mother who went missing after a night of partying on the Main Line last month--is still alive .

    “I believe Toni is alive,” private investigator Eileen Law told Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia Tuesday morning. “I have believed from the beginning.”

    Sharpless’ family hired Law and her firm, Texas Equusearch, to help find the Chester County woman who was last seen by friends in the early morning hours of Aug. 23.

    The private investigator believes that Sharpless, who has a 12-year-old daughter at home, has been with people involved with drugs and they don’t know or care that she’s been missing. Law said she doesn’t know if Sharpless is being held against her will.

    “I believe that she is in a weakened state,” said Law. Though she would not elaborate on what kind of  “weakened state.”

    Sharpless was out with a friend at Ice Nightclub at the Radisson Hotel in King of Prussia on Saturday Aug. 22 and ended up at a party at a Gladwyne, Pa. residence.

    After an alleged argument at the party in which Sharpless was involved, she and her female friend left the party. Not long after, Sharpless’ friend got out of the car at about 3 a.m. because of an argument between the two. Family and friends have not seen Sharpless since.

    Though suspicion has been thrown on Sharpless’ female friend, Law said she's sure the friend was not involved.

    Law believes that Sharpless, who was known for running out of gas, did just that on the Schuylkill in those early morning hours. Law said that someone saw a woman in Sharpless’ car on Sunday Aug. 23 around 5 a.m.

    Law said that another person spotted Sharpless later in Camden, N.J.

    Sharpless has red hair and blue eyes. She's 5-feet-5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Her car is a black 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT and her license plate is DND-7772. But Law said that the young mother's plates have probably been changed by now.

    “Many times when people go missing, frequently they’re embarrassed by all the hubbub about it,” said Law.

    Police are asking anyone who sees Sharpless or her car to call West Brandywine police at 610-380-8201.