Zoey Whistler, a 24-year-old Folsom woman, was reported missing by concerned family members on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. Whistler was reportedly last seen leaving her residence around 4 pm, Tuesday, wearing a pink oversized T-Shirt and shorts.
Whistler was found alive on May 17, according to the authorities looking into her disappearance, after her car was discovered parked next to a bike trail close to a park in the Folsom River Trails. Her disappearance and subsequent discovery’s circumstances are unknown.
However, it appears police found the missing woman by searching near Folsom River Trails, as they had previously mentioned in a post that she was often known to traverse the particular area. The Facebook post from the Folsom Police Department stated:
“Zoey Whistler 24 years old last seen around 4 pm on 5/16/23 leaving her residence. Shorts and a pink oversized t-shirt were her last known outfit. known to frequent the trails along the Folsom River. If located please contact Folsom PD immediately.”
Shortly after police notified that Zoey Whistler was found alive, the online community expressed concern for the missing woman’s well-being. The concern was raised after a post by Zoey’s family member responding to the department update indicated that Zoey was hospitalized after she was found alive.
The post by a woman identified as Zoey Whistler’s mother, Jenny Fillinger-Whistler, went on to note that Zoey Whistler was also on life support following her hospitalization. The concerns were compounded by frustration as authorities have not disclosed what happened to the missing woman. The post read:
“We deeply appreciate all your support and prayers! Our heartfelt thanks to the FPD and our cherished neighbors and friends who played a crucial role in locating Zoey. Right now, Zoey is in a critical battle for her life while on life support. We kindly request that you keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Our community has shown its beautiful strength during this challenging time.”
A social media user, going by the name Rou Keshavraz, reported that the missing woman was currently on a ventilator, and her parents anxiously awaited her awakening.
“Zoey’s parents have asked me to provide an update: We are currently at the hospital with her. Zoey is on a ventilator, and we are eagerly awaiting the moment when she regains consciousness. Please join us in keeping her and her family in your prayers, hoping for her recovery and safe return home.”
Following Jenny Fillinger-Whistler’s update on her daughter’s condition, the community came together in support of the missing woman’s family, inundating the page with well-wishes and prayers for Zoey’s swift recovery. One user remarked:
“Continuously sending prayers, Jenny and Robert, that God may protect Zoey and your family, granting her the strength to overcome this challenge. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything we can assist with. You have the unwavering support of the entire community.”
“Jenny, you’re in my thoughts! I’ve shared your prayer request with our friends from our hometown. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m nearby and sending you warm hugs!”