Haley Michelle Fischetti, 23, was last heard from by a close friend, Raeleigh Bowden, on Saturday at about 11 a.m. said Sgt. Jack Self with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Bowden, who described herself as Fischetti’s best friend, said it is unusual for Bowden to leave for several days without contacting her family.
“She means a lot to a lot of people down here. We want her home,” Bowden said.
Bowden said the missing woman grew up in Ohatchee, attended Ohatchee High School, and lived in the community until about two years ago. She said Fischetti was living in Clay with a boyfriend and his family when she went missing Saturday.
Since then, Bowden and Fischetti’s sister have hung posters and created the Facebook page seeking information about the missing girl.
Bowden filed a missing person report on Fischetti’s behalf around noon Tuesday, Self said. This morning, the Sheriff’s Office assigned the case to an investigator, Self said.
A Jefferson County sheriff’s investigator also notified the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office of the case today, said Matthew Wade, Calhoun County chief deputy.
Fischetti texted Bowden Saturday morning to confirm a visit they had planned later in the day. Bowden said Fischetti planned to come see her in Lincoln and visit family in Weaver later that day, but she never arrived and has not been heard from since.
Bowden also said people have said Fischetti was seen walking alone on a road in Clay and that she has been seen in Tarrant since Saturday, but Self said those reports have not been confirmed by officials.
Fischetti’s name has been added to the National Crime Information Center’s database.
Anyone with more information can call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, or the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office at 256-236-6600.
Staff writer Laura Gaddy: 256-235-3544. On Twitter @LJohnson_Star.