Tonya Whipp Missing[edit | edit source]
- DOB: 10/8/1984
- She is white, approximately 5’7”, with light brown hair.
- March or April 2023 moved back to Auburndale form Sarasota
- Tonya Whipp lives in the Auburndale area where she was last seen.
- Tonya owns a Grey 2012 Toyota Corolla
Timeline[edit | edit source]
- Last known contact with Whipp was May 28 - June 1, 2023.
- May 5, 2023 Tonya send a text message to her sister Donna
- June 1st 2023 Sister Robyn Received a Facebook Message form Tonya
- Tonya left her beloved pets, ID, purse, vehicle behind.
- June 6 Tonya was at Jake Rudy home on Indiana Court on June 6 and left with Snoop
- June 7, 2023 Russel posted a Video of Tonya on Facebook
- June 28, 2023 Donna posts on Facebook looking for Tonya
- June 29, 2023 Family files a Police Report
- July 16 Search Party by We are the Essentials
- July 26, 2023 Police executed a search warrant search for Jake's Property but nothing was found.
June 1, 2023[edit | edit source]
Tony's sister Klotzbier received a message from Tonya Whipp’s Facebook account on June 1.
- “I’ve been going through a lot and have been thinking really hard about what I really want. I’m Ok. I don’t want to talk and when I do, I’ll call you,”
June 6, 2023 Jake Rudy seen Tonya at his trailer[edit | edit source]
Rudy said Whipp was at his home for about 45 minutes on June 6
June 29, 2023 Tonya Whipp was reported missing[edit | edit source]
June 29, our department responded to a report of a missing person, Tonya Lee Whipp
Whipp is a white female, approximately 5’7” with light brown hair.
Tonya left her beloved pets, ID, purse, vehicle behind.
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies searched on airboats in Lake Hart while volunteers searched on the ground throughout the area.
July 26, 2023 Police executed a search warrant search[edit | edit source]
7:15pm Auburndale Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement searched Jake Rudy home in the area of Indiana Court and Rose Street.
- 713 rose street lot #56 - Jake Rudys
Rudy said Whipp was at his home for about 45 minutes on June 6, but denied any involvement in her disappearance and said he doesn’t know where she is.
Jake also stated that Tonya left with a man only known to him by a nickname Snoop.[edit | edit source]
Who is Snoop[edit | edit source]
Richard Oates may be using the street name "Snoop" and currently wanted by the Polk county sheriffs office
Richard Oates Girlfriend Marcy Collins claims snoop spoke to authorities and claims snoop and Tonya were best friends
Tonya's Boyfriend[edit | edit source]
Auburndale Police released new information regarding the man Whipp was living with. Police confirmed Whipp was living with a man named Russell Carroll.
Police confirmed Caroll was the same man who was recently released from prison for the attempted murder/stabbing of his 16-year-old girlfriend in 2003.
- Auburndale police, in late May, Whipp’s boyfriend said she was home when he left for work and was gone when he returned.JLR video:
- Russell Carroll posted a video of Tonya on Facebook June 7 2023 at 8pm
Search Party[edit | edit source]
9:30 a.m. People were asked to search for clues in finding 39-year-old Tonya Lee Whipp at 1002 Lake Ariana Blvd. in Auburndale, Florida, starting at 9:30 a.m.