CHICAGO (CBS)– One of the two women who went missing in Gary has been located. Now, officials are asking for help in locating Jessica Flores, 36, a mother of six who is still missing.
Flores and her friend Melina Cottrell were last seen together on a Facebook Live video in February. Police found a car partially burned in Chicago with some of Flores’ items inside.
Cottrell was found alive and safe Friday night, but Flores’ disappearance remains a mystery.
Sources say a witness told police Flores was killed, but her family is holding out hope she’s still alive. They believe Flores was in Gary because she was giving Cottrell a ride.
“I am a God-fearing woman, and I believe that miracles happen all the time,” said Mady Perez, Flores’ sister. “I’m not going to stop searching until I find her.”
Drew Carter III is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with Flores’ disappearance.
He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Volunteers will meet at the Gary Police Department Sunday afternoon for another search party.