Ryan Kearney, along with family and friends haven’t heard from Arnprior’s Sarah-Jane Stavenow in six days.
There is a growing campaign to find an Arnprior woman who has gone missing in the United States.
Sarah-Jane Stavenow left Ottawa airport on Friday, Nov. 16 and gave word that she had landed safely in Los Angeles, California.
Stavenow was to contact fiancé Ryan Kearney after she had checked into her room at the Ramada Hotel, but that never happened. Stavenow was due to arrive home Wednesday but didn’t show up at the airport for her flight. There has been no activity on her credit cards and her cell phone appears to be turned off, say her family. Her Facebook account has also seen no activity during the days she’s been missing. Her mother, Suzanne Andrews-Sylvestre of Arnprior, made an impassioned post on Facebook Wednesday morning.
“At this time she is registered as a missing person with the Ottawa Police,” she wrote. “We are desperate to find her and need the help of everyone; if you have any information or knowledge of this trip or anything at all, please message me or her sisters Lindsay Stavenow, or Jenn Stavenow, or her fiancé Ryan Kearney. My family needs any help at this point; no info is silly info. Please pray for Sarah’s safe return. Sarah if you can see this at all, please call or get to the police or ask anyone for help. We love you baby girl and need you home safe with us xoxoxox. Thank you everyone.”
The online campaign quickly picked up speed with her mother’s message being shared over and over. By Wednesday afternoon the Facebook group Please Help Find Sarah-Jane Stavenow had close to 2,000 members.
Stavenow, who grew up in Arnprior, lives in Ottawa with her fiancé and seven-year-old son. Ottawa Police are working with the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. agencies, including the U.S. border agency and the Los Angeles Police Department.