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Carla Stefaniak Missing: Full Story & Must-See Details

Carla Stefaniak poses for a selfie on Facebook before her disappearance in Costa Rica


Carla Stefaniak, a woman from Florida who was celebrating her 36th birthday in Costa Rica, has gone missing. Stefaniak’s disappearance comes after she sent concerning messages to family members after the power at her Airbnb went out. Carla texted her sister-in-law April Burton that the place was “sketchy.”

Carla and April had been in Costa Rica together, but April flew home early. Carla then checked into her 1:00 p.m. flight home, but never showed up to the airport, according to the Daily Mail.

Members of Stefaniak’s family have traveled to Costa Rica in an effort to work with local authorities to find their sister. She has not posted online since her disappearance on November 28 and has not had any online activity since approximately 9:00 p.m. the night before.

From the report:

According to family spokesperson Katie Gardner, Carla texted her brother’s wife updates and photos throughout the afternoon until she got back to the Airbnb.

‘Last time we heard from her was 11/27 around 8pm when she said it was raining crazy and power went out,’ April said in an Instagram post in a desperate plea to find her sister-in-law.

‘She continued with ”It’s pretty sketchy here,”’ April said.

April then said she texted Carla to wish her a happy birthday at midnight but received no response.

Here is what we know.

What Happened?

April Burton and Carla Stefaniak pose for a selfie while on vacation in Costa Rica


Carla Stefaniak was in Costa Rica celebrating her 36th birthday before failing to show up at the airport for her flight home. Stefaniak’s family has not heard from her since the night before her disappearance and she had never responded to any messages wishing her a happy birthday.

According to an Uber driver, Airbnb host and security guards, Carla left her Airbnb early in the morning with her luggage in an unknown vehicle.

“The Uber driver arrived around 8:00 a.m. to pick up Stefaniak but could not find her,” family spokesperson Katie Gardner said. “However, her family says the story does not make sense since her flight was not until that afternoon and the airport was only 30 minutes away.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-800-0645.

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