Authorities in Texas are asking for help after a 26-year-old mother was scheduled to pick up her son Wednesday after work, but never showed up.
The Mesquite Police Department said Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing around 9:30 pm. when she did not pick up her child at the usual time of 7:30 pm
"I think our main concern, especially with a mother, is not to pick up their child," said Mesquite Police Lieutenant Stephen Biggs at FOX4. "That's our main concern."
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Reyes' Jeep Wrangler was discovered Thursday morning in Dallas, police said on FOX4.
A surveillance video released by the police shows Reyes at 5:30 pm Wednesday in a secret location near the place where his vehicle was found. The 26-year-old can be seen standing in front of an elevator and talking on the phone.
After talking on the phone, Reyes came out of the camera frame and has not been seen since.
Police told FOX4 that the investigators had spoken to the person with whom Reyes was on the phone and had cleared him.
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The babysitter who was watching Reyes's daughter told the police that she had spoken to her mother around 3 pm or 4 pm and discussed his new job on a used car lot in Dallas.
"Her child is the most important thing in her life," said Maria, who declined to give her last name, to FOX4.
The babysitter said that the phone conversation was nothing strange except that the mother had not come to pick up her son at the usual time.
"I send her an SMS," she told FOX4. She did not answer. It's so, so strange, "she recalled.
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Reyes' father-in-law, Dan Fuchs, told the WFAA that Mr. Reyes, a native of Veracruz, Mexico, was a member of the Texas National Guard and had recently become a US citizen.
"I'm a little helpless, my mind goes in different directions," he told the WFAA. "I hope that she will be found safe, not just for her, but for her son and family."
The authorities are asking that anyone who locates Reyes or has information about where she is located should contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.