Feb 28, 2013 UPDATE — Important update from the “Help find Lacey Brooks” Facebook page posted by Loved ones Feb 22, 2013 —
A note from Lacey’s parents:
We have news regarding Lacey. We have received a brief note from her stating she is in a safe place and getting better physically and mentally. She also states she is sorry for the pain and stress she has caused and will contact us again.
We have taken a little time before releasing this information to verify that it was her handwriting, to determine if it was written under duress and to decide what to do next. Although there are still a lot of unanswered questions, for your sake we don’t want to delay sharing this information any longer.
For us this is good news because of the condition she was in and the way she disappeared, but unfortunately we still do not know her exact location. As difficult as it is, we are going to try to give Lacey some time and space even though we are very anxious to see her and won’t be at peace until we do. We are ending the widespread search for Lacey. We are going to give Lacey time to make more intimate family contact.
Some people won’t understand what the big deal was. Not all of you know Lacey personally, but the few family and close friends who saw her just before she disappeared know that she was facing some very difficult challenges.
Lacey’s family truly appreciates what everyone has done to help us; we cannot begin to express our gratitude. You have given your time and support selflessly, and in time Lacey will know of that outpouring of love. We especially want to thank the core group of Lacey’s friends who have given so much of their time and energy to the search.
We don’t know yet what led Lacey to contact us, but perhaps the exposure she was getting may have reached her. Everyone who helped is very important to us. We also want to thank Pauley Perrette, Stacey Butler reporter for CBS, Pauley’s private investigator John Nazarian and Detective Glissman Anaheim PD for their continuing efforts on Lacey’s behalf.
To all of us who know and love Lacey, we know this is out of character for her. Lacey would never intentionally hurt another person. But we are all human and sometimes when we go through a life threatening illness or extreme emotional stress we can get intensely self-centered and it can hurt others. We hope and believe all of you who know Lacey well will be able to forgive her and still love her.
Thank you all so much.
Also, Sharon Brooks, Lacey’s mother, posted a comment Feb 23, 2013 which says;
From Lacey’s Father, Mike Brooks As a father and a Christian, God’s gift to me was all the people and all the efforts that came forward on Lacey’s behalf. We still need prayers for Lacey’s continued safety and recovery. I want to thank all of you in writing, because unlike our normal Lacey, I am not a comfortable “people” person. So God bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. My heart broke today as I heard the news of the family’s missing daughter. Their worst nightmare ended in the horrifying discovery of their daughter’s body in a water tank on top of a hotel. Her poor frightened look in the elevator just before her disappearance was heart wrenching. Let’s all pray for her family.
God, thank you for Lacey’s safety. Please continue to protect her. Bless and protect all who have helped. Comfort and help all other families and friends going through similar situations. This I ask in Jesus name, Amen
Thank you all – Mike, Lacey’s dad
Photo of Lacey Brooks hugging her dog
Jan 15, 2013, LOS ANGELES — Lacey Brooks, 35, is a amateur model from Los Angeles, CA whose been missing for several months.
On November 29, 2012, Lacey, along with her dog went to her father’s home which is in the Downey area of LA, at approximately 10:30a.m. Shortly after arriving to her father’s she decided to go for a walk, leaving her dog and possessions including her wallet, cellphone, etc, behind. Those items and her dog were very important for her but she was planning to come back after a short jog so no one thought anything of it.
She never returned and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
According to her loved ones, Lacey recently spent time at the at Dennis the Menace Park on Arrington in Downey, and may have gone to walk there. Searches have been conducted in Downey but have so far turned up nothing. It’s as if she vanished into thin air.
Lacey was reported to have last been seen wearing a grey fleece sweatshirt, dark blue or light grey leggings, grey tennis shoes and a cream-colored ski hat. Her disappearance has grabbed National attention including the eye of NCIS Actress/Star Pauley Perrette – and America’s Most Wanted. But despite the recognition no one has come forward with the information needed for authorities to locate her and her whereabouts remains unknown.
- Lacey travels alot and has ties to: California, Arizona, Key West, FL, etc.
- She has a tattoo on her lower back that reads “Let Love Rule”
Family and friends are very worried and continue to search and look for Lacey. It is uncharacteristic of her to simply walk off and they, along with authorities, feel she is Endangered.
Help Find Lacey Brooks is a Facebook page created by family and friends to spread awareness and give updates on this case. The page was created on December 19, 2012 and has reached over 2,200 ‘likes’.
Lacey’s mother, Linda Brooks left a Facebook status in January, 2013. In it she was thanking America’s Most Wanted for their recent help Lacey’s unsolved disappearance.
With a heart full of gratitude, I want to thank Pauley Perrette, Michelle Sigona from America’s Most Wanted, Stacy Butler and cameraman Wilson Posey from CBS/KCAL for their concern for Lacey. They were all compassionate and understanding during our time together and made a difficult task easier.
With all of us working together to ensure Lacey’s safe return I know we will be celebrating our reunion soon. Thank you all so much.
Linda, Lacey’s mom
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact one or more of the following:
Lacey’s parents at 888-511-9898, and the Downey Police Department by calling the phone-number on Lacey’s missing poster above. You’re also urged to contact: Anaheim Police Department – 714-765-1900 and/or the Missing Persons Hotline 1-800-222-FIND
(Calls can remain anonymous.)