Missing Dearborn woman would not have left dog, phone behind says husband

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - "I don't think she's despondent," said Steven Sute about his wife, Rebecca Thornhill. Thornhill, 27, was reportedly last seen Saturday morning by the couple's roommate in their Dearborn home. 

Sute says it appears his wife left the house in her vehicle around 7:00 am. He tried to call her when he woke up around 11:00 am and that's when Sute says he heard her phone ringing in the house.

"I don't know what could have happened," said Sute. 

Sute and Thornhill married in Costa Rica last May, but the two have been together for about five years. 

Sute says his wife never leaves the house without her cell phone, and if she thought she was going to be gone for long, she would have taken their dog, Gretchen.

The night before Thornhill reportedly went missing, Sute says she talked about helping the poor. Her family believes she may have left to volunteer at a shelter in Detroit. 

Thornhill is a therapist for children with autism.

Her father, Jim Thornhill, says Rebecca attended Wayne State University in Detroit so she's familiar with the New Center area. She's also familiar with the Port Huron area.

Dearborn Police say Thornhill did not take prescribed medications, leading to the increased concern for her welfare.

Thornhill stands 4'11" tall and weighs 115 pounds. She also has brown shoulder length hair and brown eyes. 

Also missing is Thornhill's blue 2012 Ford Escape. The vehicle has a rainbow colored moose sticker and a Bernie Sanders sticker in the rear window, and the license plate is DDF-3492.

Anyone with any information is urged to call the Dearborn Police Department at 313-943-2241.

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