Authorities in Texas are asking for help after a 26-year-old mother was scheduled to pick up her son on Wednesday after work, but never showed up.
The Mesquite Police Department said Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing around 9:30 p.m. when she did not pick up her child at the usual time of 7:30 p.m.
“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."
Surveillance video released by police shows Reyes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at an undisclosed location near where her vehicle was found. The 26-year-old can be seen standing in front of an elevator, talking on the phone.
Texas Mom Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes reported missing after not picking up son
Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes, 26, was reported missing on Wednesday after she did not pick up her son from a babysitter. She was last seen on surveillance video released by police at an undisclosed location in Dallas. (Mesquite Police Department)
Mom reported missing after not showing up to daughters babysitter
After talking on the phone, Reyes walked out of the camera's frame and hasn't been seen since.
Police told FOX4 that investigators have spoken to the person that Reyes was on the phone with and cleared them.
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The babysitter who was watching Reyes' son told police she spoke with the mother around 3 or 4 p.m. and discussed her new job at a used car lot in Dallas.
“Her child is the most important thing in her life,” Maria, who declined to give her last name, told FOX4.
The babysitter said there was nothing strange about the phone conversation, only that the mother didn't show up to pick her son up at the usual time.
“I send a text message to her," she told FOX4. "She no response. That is so, so strange,” she recalled.
Reyes' stepfather, Dan Fuchs, told WFAA that Reyes, originally from Veracruz, Mexico, was a member of the Texas National Guard and recently became a U.S. citizen.
“I’m a bit distraught, my mind is going in different directions," he told WFAA. "I’m hoping she’s found safe. Not just for her sake, but for her son’s and her family.”
Authorities are asking that anyone who spots Reyes or has information about her whereabouts should contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.
\nA 26-year-old Mesquite, Texas, mom was scheduled to pick up her son from the babysitter on Wednesday night, but she never showed up.\n
\nPrisma Denisse Peralta Reyes was reported missing to the police after friends and family made several attempts to reach her by phone.\n
\nReyes 2017 Jeep Wrangler was found abandoned by the Mesquite Police Department on Thursday morning in the 3500 block of Roseland Avenue in Dallas, Texas. ABC affiliate WFAA obtained surveillance video of the last-known sighting of Reyes near an apartment complex where her car was found.
\nReyes child is being cared for by relatives until she is located, Mesquite Police said in a statement.\n
\nReyes was last seen in the video footage talking on a cell phone and wearing a red polo and light blue jeans.
\nReyes stepfather, Dan Fuchs, told WFAA that she recently became a U.S. citizen and is originally from Veracruz, Mexico. He said Reyes also works as a paralegal and was a member of the National Guard.\n
\nPolice are asking anyone with information on Reyes whereabouts to call the Mesquite Police Department at (972) 285-6336.