For a few hours, Trudy paced her home Tuesday night.
The 51-year-old mother frantically called and text-messaged her ex-boyfriend to see where he was after she emerged from her bedroom to find he left her Lehigh Acres home with her car and 5-year-old daughter.
There was no answer.
She and her family searched for her daughter in Fort Myers. Trudy knew that’s where William Devon Cole hung out sometimes, looking for his next high. They spotted her blue Ford Fusion a few times, but Cole drove away recklessly with her daughter in the vehicle, Trudy said.
“We just searched for hours and hours,” Trudy said. Close to midnight she called 911 and reported her daughter missing to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. Trudy said she asked for the Amber Alert when a deputy came to take her report.
She told them Cole left her house at 6 p.m. Tuesday with her…
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