ZELLWOOD, Fla. - A woman with Central Florida ties is missing, and her family and friends hope someone can help bring her home safely.

Myranda Southern, a Lake Mary High School graduate, was supposed to be headed from South Carolina, where she now lives, to Zellwood, but never made it.

Friends said 31-year-old Southern was set to pick up her two children, who were visiting their grandmother.

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"She loves those babies so fiercely. She would do anything for them. That's the first alarm. She didn't come to speak to her daughter or find a way to make it to her daughter's birthday," friend Meredith Tweed said.

Southern may be driving a 2000 gold Buick LeSabre with a Duke University license plate on the front bumper.

Anyone who may know more about Southern's disappearance should contact authorities.