Family Holds Vigil for Missing North Dakota Native


It’s been more than two weeks since North Dakota native Julia Jacobson went missing from her San Diego home.

But friends and family from across the country are holding vigil in the hopes Julia will be found.

Friends and family bowed their heads and said a prayer for a loved one currently lost but not forgotten.

“Hopefully, wherever Julia’s at she knows that there’s positive energy flowing her way and that we want to bring her home safely,” Chad Kuntz, Julia’s brother-in- law says.

Jacobson, a retired Army captain, was last seen on Sept. 2, two hours from her home.

Her family began to worry when she missed her daily phone call to her father.

“Julia is such a regimented, routine-oriented person so when those messages and phone calls stopped for more than two to three days that was just so out of character, and out of the ordinary, that we got very worried,” Kuntz says.

Jacobson’s family is extremely close and Julia hadn’t missed a phone call home since her mother passed away in February.

And, the family is desperate for any information on where Julia is now.

“We haven’t had any new information for about a week now,” Kuntz says,

But their community is rallying behind them.

” [We] just come together as a community in support of a fellow community member, ” Mike Zimmerman, friend of the family says.

And with no new information, Jacobson’s loved ones are still looking for answers and asking anyone who can to help.

“We’re hoping that the outreach just brings someone forth that saw something,” Kuntz says. “[We hope] someone sees it on the news and they’ll come forth with information to help the law enforcement agencies in their search to bring Julia home.” 

Until then, the Jacobson family will keep shining a light on Julia’s story.

Vigils were held in Bismarck; Apple Valley, Minnesota; Spearfish South Dakota; and San Diego California.

The family is looking for any information that could help bring Julia home.

If you wish to donate to support the Jacobson family in their search for Julia you can donate at the family’s GoFundMe.

Julia Jacobson was last spotted in Ontario, California on Sept. 2.

Her dog, a wheaten terrier named Boogie, is also missing

Jacobson is described as 5’7 and 150 lbs with blonde hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information you are asked to call the San Diego Missing Person Unit at (619) 531-2277

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