‘Pray for us’: Beloved mom still missing after nearly two months; car found with money & purse inside as family desperately seeks answers

A Louisiana family is asking for the public’s help to find a 35-year-old mother who has been missing for nearly two months.

WAFB-TV reports that Nahendra Davis, of Baker, Louisiana, vanished Dec. 27 — her birthday — after she dropped off her two children at her mother’s house. While Davis has not been seen since, her vehicle was located along a highway in nearby Baton Rouge. Davis’ keys and purse, as well as money, were found inside the white Dodge Challenger.

Authorities say there is no evidence of foul play, but there also aren’t any clues that might lead to Davis’ whereabouts. Davis’ mother, Merenda Knox, told the television station that her daughter’s disappearance has been terrifying.

“It’s like a nightmare and it just feels like I’m just going to wake up and it’s all just going to be a dream,” Knox said.

Knox said her daughter’s disappearance is out of the ordinary. She added that she has no idea what might have happened to her daughter, but that her faith is helping her get through the ordeal.

“Without God, I couldn’t do nothing,” she said. “He has worked with me from the inside out and without his help, I just can’t do it. He’s holding me up and giving me the strength that I need.”

Urgent Missing: Louisiana mother vanishes after dropping off kids

Friends and family members have been taking active steps to find Davis, including passing out flyers, distributing water bottles with her picture on it and holding events such as candlelight prayer services.

One of Davis’ former co-workers, Trinette McKinsey, pleaded for her friend’s safety.

“Just hold your heads up and keep praying,” McKinsey told the television station. “God did not bring you this far to leave you.”

Knox is asking for prayers and for anyone with information about the case to come forward.

“Just pray for us,” Knox said. “That’s all we can do is pray and ask everyone to pass the word.”

To provide a tip, call the Baker Police Department at 225-775-6000 ext. 1.

[Feature Photo: Nahendra Davis/Handout]