A nine-months pregnant Mississippi woman who was on her way to show a sonogram to the baby’s father vanished on Thursday, and police are desperately searching for her.
On Friday morning, police found Makayla Winston’s car abandoned off Highway 14, near Interstate 55, with the keys in the ignition and a cell phone lying in the grass nearby, Holmes County Sheriff Willie March told local station WCSC.
Officials suspect foul play, WCSC reports.
Investigators believe there may have been a white vehicle parked behind the 21-year-old expectant mom at some point, he told the outlet. “Kind of like an SUV. But no one knows who was driving the SUV,” March told WCSC.
“The cell phone was cleaned up so we’re also doing an investigation on the cellular phone, trying to find out what was erased,” said March.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has interviewed several people about Winston’s disappearance, WCSC reports.
Meanwhile, Winston’s family and friends continue to worry about the woman, who is due to give birth on Thursday.
“I just want my baby home,” Yvetty Brown told local station WLBT 3.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, KC Baker