Authorities in Texas are seeking help in locating a 26-year-old mother who went missing on April 17, after she never showed up to pick her son up from the babysitter after work.
Police said 26-year-old Prisma Reyes was reported missing around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, two hours after the normal time she would usually pick up her 6-year-old son, according to WFAA.
“I think our main concern, especially with a mother, is that they would not pick their child up,” Mesquite Police Lt. Stephen Biggs told FOX4. “That’s our main concern.”
The Mesquite Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in finding Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes, who was reported missing Wednesday after she didn’t pick up her child from the babysitter. https://t.co/BlqT5e9WfA
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Family and friends have tried contacting her, but have not heard back.
Reyes’ mother told CBS 11 News that her daughter has never abandoned her family and never would. The last time she spoke to her daughter was at noon on Wednesday, warning her about the weather, she told CBS 11 News. However, when she called her daughter’s manager later, the manager told her Reyes never returned to work after lunch.
The babysitter, who called 911 to report Reyes missing, told Fox4, “Her child is the most important thing in her life.” She added that she spoke to Reyes later that day, “She talking to me 3 or 4 p.m. She was okay,” the babysitter said. “We were talking about her job.”
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She recalled that there was nothing out of the ordinary about the phone conversation. Reyes said she would pick up her 6-year-old at the usual time of 7:40 p.m. but she never showed up.
After the babysitter waited for some time and Reyes still didn’t show up, she sent a text message to her. Reyes never responded to the text message. “This is so, so strange,” the babysitter told Fox4.
The next day, police found Reyes’ 2017 Jeep Wrangler abandoned by the side of the road, in the general area of her last known location, according to a surveillance video police released.
This is the last known video of a North Texas mother who vanished this week. Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was supposed to pick her child up from a babysitter, but never made it. Please share this video. It could lead to her being found. https://t.co/XtdVsU08mk pic.twitter.com/lpn0Wm0WvV
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In the video, Reyes can be seen talking on the phone to someone outside an elevator. Police have identified and interviewed the person she was talking to, but said the person was unable to shed any light on the case.
She was last seen wearing a red polo shirt and blue jeans.
“The hope is with the video someone sees her clothing, sees her mannerisms. Maybe they recognize her. Maybe they remember seeing her somewhere, and they’ll reach out to us and identify the location of her whereabouts,” said Lt. Stephen Biggs.
Have you seen Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes? This the last known video of the 26-year-old Mesquite mother, who was reported missing Wednesday.
When police contacted Reyes’ stepfather, Dan Fuchs, he told them her son was the world to her and she loved her car and would never abandon either.
“I’m a bit distraught, my mind is going in different directions,” Fuchs told WFAA. “I’m hoping she’s found safe. Not just for her sake, but for her son’s and her family.”
He added that her current job was as a paralegal and that she was a part of the National Guard.
He also told WFAA that Reyes originally came from Veracruz, Mexico and just recently became a U.S. citizen.
Have you seen Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes? The Mesquite mother was reported missing Wednesday. https://t.co/WS8ztH2Goa
— WFAA (@wfaa) April 19, 2019
Reyes’ 6-year-old son is currently being looked after by family members, but he keeps asking for his mom, Reyes’ mother told Fox4.
Anyone with information pertaining to her whereabouts is asked to call the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.
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