By Robert Mills
TOWNSEND -- The family of a 23-year-old Townsend woman who left her cellphone and clothes behind and vanished more than a week ago is pleading for information from anyone who may know where the woman has gone.
Fran Dold, of Townsend, said his daughter, Amanda Dold, 23, was last seen at Boston Medical Center on Aug. 16 about 3 p.m.
Amanda has not contacted her family, updated her Facebook page or had any known contact with any friends or relatives since that time.
Amanda Dold had been staying at a residential drug-rehabilitation facility in Roxbury, and had been clean and sober for three months before vanishing.
Her father fears she may have run into trouble in the dangerous neighborhoods near Dudley Square in Roxbury.
"My biggest fear is that someone has grabbed her," he said.
He is especially concerned since his daughter vanished without any clothes except for what she was wearing and without her phone.
Fran Dold described his daughter a "very happy, bubbly person," and said she is a former softball player who played on the junior Olympic softball team during her high school years. She is a Townsend native and North Middlesex Regional High School graduate.
"For her to just disappear without a phone... if she's not calling someone, she's texting someone, and if she's not texting someone she's on Facebook," Fran Dold said. "To have all that left behind, along with her clothes and everything,
Fran Dold is working with Townsend and Boston police, and has posted fliers with his daughter's picture all over Boston.
Dold is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and about 120 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Dold has a tattoo of rosary beads on her left ankle, with a cross on top of her left foot. She has also a small tattoo of the outline of a lily on the left side of her torso, her father said.
Anyone with information on Dold's whereabouts is asked to call Townsend Police at 978-597-2313, or Boston Police at 617-343-4687.