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SAN ANTONIO -- A statement released on Facebook by the family of Leanne Bearden suggests the missing woman may have left on her own accord.

The pressure of transitioning from her two year trip back into what we consider 'normal' life seems to have left her very anxious and stressed, the statement read. As a result of this investigation there is evidence that Leanne may have voluntarily left the area, and we understand this is a strong possibility.

Bearden was last seen at her in-law's home in Garden Ridge, Texas, on Jan. 17. The statement came just a day before the search for Bearden hit the two-week mark.

Multiple searches by Garden Ridge police, the Comal County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Rangers, a private investigator and several family members and friends have failed to locate the 33-year-old woman.

We initially believed that she was somewhere in the local area. However, after much searching, culminating on January 25 with an extensive air and land search of a 23 square mile area including Garden Ridge and the immediate surrounding area, no evidence has been found of her presence, the Bearden family wrote in the statement.

Garden Ridge police had said publicly that investigators did not find any evidence to suggest Bearden was hurt, and suggested the woman left voluntarily.

After private investigator Charlie Parker examined Bearden's computer and phone, including emails and text messages, he came to the conclusion that Bearden may have left Garden Ridge on purpose.

Furthermore, Parker said there have been two sightings near Garden Ridge of a woman matching Bearden's description. He also said they appear to be legitimate.

Bearden and her husband had traveled to Texas following a two-year trip around the world. Family members said Bearden left the residence with $60 dollars and some credit cards.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Bearden is urged to contact the Garden Ridge Police department at 210-651-6441 or Private Investigator Charles Parker at 210-826-4052.

The following is the statement in its entirety:

As you know, Leanne Bearden was last seen leaving her in-law s house in Garden Ridge, Texas on the afternoon of January 17, 2014 for what she had said was to be a one-hour walk. She has not been seen or heard from by her family since. We initially believed that she was somewhere in the local area. However, after much searching, culminating on January 25 with an extensive air and land search of a 23 square mile area including Garden Ridge and the immediate surrounding area, no evidence has been found of her presence.

The Garden Ridge Police, Comal County Sheriff s office, the Texas Rangers, and other agencies as well as a private investigator have conducted an extensive investigation including talking with many of Leanne s family members and friends as well as many other people living in this area. They also examined Leanne s computer and telephone, including emails, text messages, and phone records and contacts. The pressure of transitioning from her two year trip back into what we consider normal life seems to have left her very anxious and stressed. As a result of this investigation there is evidence that Leanne may have voluntarily left the area, and we understand this is a strong possibility.

If Leanne has indeed fled this area, she is extremely vulnerable. She left with only a few assets and is traveling very light. Although she is athletic, she is small in stature. Her mental and physical status is uncertain. We fear for her greatly. We urge anyone who might have any information about Leanne to contact the Garden Ridge Police department at 210-651-6441 or Private Investigator Charles Parker at 210-826-4052.

Please remember Leanne, the Bearden and Hecht families, and all of Leanne s friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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