Investigation continues after missing woman's car found

Investigation continues after missing woman's car found
Michaela Diemer has been missing since August. (Source: Cleveland Police)
Michaela Diemer has been missing since August. (Source: Cleveland Police)

Investigation continues after authorities found a missing woman's vehicle near the Minute Man Staffing Agency at the intersection of East 37th Street and Cedar Avenue on Tuesday.

Michaela Diemer, 31, was last seen near the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Aug. 20.

According to Second District Commander Tom Stacho, the FBI spotted Michaela's car.

The person who was in the car is now in Cleveland Police custody on an unrelated county warrant. Police have not determined if that person is related to Michaela's disappearance. 

Andrew Diemer, Michaela's dad, said she has been living in California for four years. She moved back home in early August and was working several part time jobs.

Mr. Diemer filed a missing persons report on Aug. 24 after contact was lost with her.

He told police that on Aug. 14, he told Michaela she could no longer live at his home, so she left for a woman's shelter.

The last time he spoke with her on Aug. 20, she said she was by the Cleveland Zoo. Additional calls made to her phone go straight to voicemail.

"Everything on her phone records show that it stopped at 3:30 in the morning on August 20. My daughter is always on the phone. Always texting. Always calling. Using it for the Internet. There has been zero activity since that time. That's what got us extremely concerned," said Mr. Diemer.

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department recently requested the cell phone records of a man who worked for Minute Man Staffing and had worked at Progressive Field, along with the Michaela. When she suddenly stopped going to work, he showed erratic behavior at work then stopped going.

"I'm very hopeful that we're much closer to finding Michaela," Mr. Diemer said.

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