When Satara Stratton moved to Los Angeles from Chattanooga, Tenn., last June she was looking for fame.
Now police are looking for her because she has been reportedly missing since October 25.Stratton -- who used the stage name "Satara Silver" -- came to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but other than a few small roles in indie films and a job at a Disney Store on Santa Monica Boulevard, her showbiz career had yet to take flight.
Now her mother, Sharon Stratton, a university professor, fears her daughter is under the influence of a registered sex offender and addicted to drugs, according to ABC News.
Sharon reported her daughter's disappearance, according to Culver City Patch . Before she vanished, her mother said that she often called or texted daily and, in fact, had been planning a trip home around the time of her disappearance.
The Los Angeles Police Department did not officially begin investigating Satara's whereabouts until February, but are currently looking for her, even as she is listed as "Voluntarily Missing."
Investigators would also like to question Paul Constantinescu, 46, who is registered as a sex offender on California’s Megan’s Law website for attempted lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under 14 and attempted forced oral copulation with a minor under 14, the Daily Mail reported.
Sharon Stratton believes that Constantinescu, who reportedly runs a rubber stamp company, has kept her daughter from contacting her, either through psychological abuse or by drugging her.
“She sounded scared, she was afraid for what they might do,” Sharon told ABCNews about her last conversation with her daughter. “But she didn’t want to turn on these people.”
Adding to her worries is the fact that her daughter has an undisclosed medical condition.
LAPD Detective Carmine Sasso says there have been some leads suggesting the 5-foot, 3-inch 90-pound actress has been frequenting the 6500 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, near Highland Avenue in the heart of Hollywood.
"She's been spotted occasionally, but we always get the information kind of late," Sasso told LA Weekly. However, even if she is found, he says there is only so much the police can do since Stratton is an adult and can technically live as she pleases.
"[Her mom] suspects that she has gotten involved in something bad and wants to get her some help," Sasso said, adding that If she does finally turn up, "all we can do is try to get something in place to help her."
Stratton came to Los Angeles to pursue acting, but, according to her IMDB profile, her roles have been small roles in indie dramas such as "Cult Movie," a 2011 drama whose most famous actor is Lloyd Kaufman, best known as the creator of Troma Films.
Sasso said that while investigators would like to speak with Constantinescu, he is not accused of any wrongdoing.
"[Stratton has] been seen with him, and if he pops up, maybe he can say, 'Oh, she's over there.' We're doing all we can to generate feedback,'' he told Culver City Patch. "The mother is very concerned because [Stratton] is looking worse and worse in the photos we have.''