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SC mom goes missing on young daughter's birthday

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GREENVILLE, SC -

Authorities in Greenville County are asking for your help finding a missing person.

The sheriff's office says Myranda Dale Southern, also known as Myranda Whisenant, 31, of Taylors was reported missing on Monday.

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The mother of two young children was last seen around midnight at Charter Communications in Simpsonville where she worked.

 She was supposed to be heading to Zellwood, Florida to visit family, however she never showed up.

WSPA-TV was contacted by a Lauren Searcy, a neighbor of Southern's, on Wednesday, in reference to the disappearance. Searcy lived right next door to Southern and the two women became close by being in such close contact.

Searcy said she was very upset because Southern was acting very out of character leaving Greenville County before she told friends she was leaving. Searcy said the two would sit out on their porches while their children played.

Searcy said Southern had two children, 8 and 10 years old whom she loved very much.

"We haven't heard from her at all. Monday was her daughters birthday and she is an amazing mother and would have never missed her daughters birthday," said Searcy.

Searcy said Southern let her children go visit her mother for a week before they were to go back to school on Wednesday. Searcy said Southern missed her children very much and decided to head down early on Monday to get them.

Her good friend from work Amber Newbould was supposed to go with her she said. Newbould said Southern never returned her call or text, which is out of the ordinary, and apparently left without her.

"Today when I didn't hear anything I got worried and I called texted, Facebooked and that's when I found out she was missing," said Newbould.

Searcy said the only contact Southern has made was on Facebook but the message she left, Searcy said was not in words she would use.

"Just the way it was worded it was not her. Everyone who knows Myranda knows and the way it was put wasn't the way she talks," said Searcy.

Searcy read a message supposedly posted by Southern which told friends she was staying with a friend and needed some time to sort things out.

Investigators say she may be driving a beige 4-door 2000 Buick LeSabre with South Carolina tag IEP-812. She was last seen wearing a navy blue long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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