Police: Missing mother, daughter 'vanished without a trace' under suspicious circumstances
BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore City Police are still searching for a mother and daughter who disappeared earlier this month, and during a press conference held Thursday, they said the only new development in the case is that a timeline has been established and the incident has been ruled suspicious.
A family friend reported that 33-year-old Joanna Antionette Clark and her daughter, 15-year-old Shariece Nicole Clark, of Baltimore, were missing. While the friend reported them as missing on February 7, it’s believed that the two haven’t been seen since February 4 at their home on Round Rd by Woodview Dr. in Cherry Hill. That day, Joanna was last seen around 11 a.m. and Shariece around 3 p.m. before they "vanished without a trace," according to police.
TJ Smith, police's media relations chief, said that Shariece attended Carter G. Woodson Elementary/Middle School and was "very social on social media like most 15-year-olds." Since her disappearance, that online activity has stopped, leading police to believe that suspicious circumstances may be involved. He also described Joanna as a caregiver for seven, and someone who'd never gone missing before, and held a job at Goetze's Candy Company.
Despite some delays in reporting the mother and daughter as missing, "Once they got the police involved, we kind of knew from the beginning that this is different" than what they usually handle, says Smith.
“All of the communication ceases on the 4th of February," Smith points out. There's no indication of criminal activity but Smith maintains their disappearance is highly suspicious and officers are working to track them down.
Police distributed images of Joanna, who is 5’3” and 140 pounds, and Shariece, whose height and weight are unknown. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call police or text an anonymous tip to 443-902-4824 or download the police department’s mobile app.