Worrying footage shows a Texas mother outside an apartment complex ‘in distress’ with her car found abandoned nearby before she disappeared on Wednesday.
Police are concerned for Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes, 26, who failed to pick her son up from a babysitter’s house on Wednesday evening and has been missing ever since.
Reyes’ 2017 Jeep Wrangler was found abandoned by Mesquite Police Department on Thursday morning in the 3500 block of Roseland Avenue in Dallas, Texas.
Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes, 26, (pictured), has been missing since Wednesday after she failed to pick up her son from a babysitter’s house in Dallas, Texas
Surveillance footage of the last-known sighting of Reyes was released and shows her at an apartment complex.
In the video, she is talking on her cellphone standing at an elevator and she seems slightly disorientated, appearing to stumble back and forward.
Her stepfather, Dan Fuchs, believes that she may have been in distress based on her demeanor and the way she has talking on her phone.
Prisma Reyes’ family say she hasn’t responded to calls which is highly unusual as is the way her car was abandoned near an apartment complex which was unknown to her
CCTV footage shows Reyes outside an apartment complex talking on her cellphone just after 6 pm where she seems to be disorientated
Reyes’ stepfather claimed that judging by her demeanor, he believes she is in distress. This CCTV footage of Reyes was the last-known sighting of her
Police claimed they identified and interviewed the person she was speaking with on the phone, who had no information on her whereabouts.
She was wearing a red polo shirt, blue jeans and has not responded to calls and texts from family members, police said.
The single mom normally picks up her son at about 7.30 pm when she finishes work.
Reyes is currently working as a paralegal and was a member of the National Guard
She was reported missing two hours later when she failed to pick up her 6-year-old.
Lieutenant Stephen Biggs with the Mesquite Police Department said: ‘It is unusual for anyone I think to abandon a vehicle, but really to not pick up their child when they’re supposed to?’
‘I think that’s probably our biggest concern is why she didn’t pick her child up and is she safe?’
‘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.’
Fuchs, told WFAA that she is currently working as a paralegal and was a member of the National Guard.
He also said that Reyes recently became a U.S. Citizen and is originally from Veracruz, Mexico.
Fuchs was working out of state when Reyes went missing said that family members informed him of Reyes’ disappearance this morning.
The missing woman’s mother Lilia Peralta, (left), said she would never go anywhere without letting her know and her stepfather Dan Fuchs, (right), claimed he is worried about her
He said it is incredibly unlike Reyes to disappear. He said that her son is her world and that she would never abandon her Jeep in such a way as she loved the vehicle.
Fuchs said: ‘I’m a bit distraught, my mind is going in different directions. I’m hoping she’s found safe. Not just for her sake, but for her son’s and her family.
‘I would love to see her, I’d love to give her a hug again. Bring her home, that’s all I ask.’
Her mother, Lilia Peralta told CBS11 that Reyes has never left her family and never go anywhere without letting them know.
Her last conversation with her daughter was at noon on Wednesday to warn her about the storms.
Police search the area where she was last seen in the hope of finding clues to her whereabouts
Reyes’ 2017 Jeep Wrangler was found abandoned by the Mesquite Police Department on Thursday morning in the 3500 block of Roseland Avenue in Dallas, (pictured)
Her mother claimed that Reyes’ manager told her that she never went back to work after lunch.
Speaking in Spanish, Peralta said that the child’s father lives outside of Austin and she does not believe he has anything to do with her disappearance.
She told the station that she is very concerned about her daughter and cannot think of anyone or anything suspicious. Reyes is described as approximately 5’2″ and weighs 135 pounds.
Police are talking to Reyes’ friends, neighbors and family and going to all of her known locations.
Reyes’ child is being cared for by relatives until she is located, Mesquite Police said in a statement.
Police are asking anyone with information on Reyes’ whereabouts to call the Mesquite Police Department at (972) 285-6336.