The family of a missing Texas woman think foul play may have been involved in her disappearance. They’re now offering a reward for the young mom, who vanished in April.
Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes, 26, was reported missing on April 17, two hours after she failed to pick up her 6-year-old son from the babysitter’s house that evening. The missing mom typically picks her son up from the sitter’s home at around 7:30 p.m. each day. The babysitter told police Reyes called her around 3 p.m. and nothing seemed out of the usual.
Authorities said Reyes left work for lunch at around noon and never went back. Police found security footage of Reyes by tracing her steps to her last known whereabouts, at the Olympic at Ross apartment complex in Dallas on April 17, at around 6 p.m.
Reyes appeared disoriented in the video, swaying back and forth while talking on her cellphone. Authorities later contacted the person Reyes was talking to on the phone, but they didn’t have information that led police to her whereabouts.
CrimeOnline spoke to Reyes’ stepfather, Dan Fuchs, who watched the video and said the missing woman may have been distressed or worried about something, as her body language on the video was similar to how she’s reacted to stress in the past.
Fuchs also said he believes that Reyes may have been visiting a former boyfriend, who had reportedly just gotten a studio apartment at the Olympic at Ross apartments.
“At the time she was trying to rekindle a relationship with an ex-boyfriend that had broke up very badly….I was told he had an apartment in this building. That’s the only reason I could put her there.”
Fuchs said that Prisma’s sister and mother confirmed she was in the process of rekindling the relationship with her ex when she disappeared. Prisma also told Fuchs about the relationship, but she apparently knew he wouldn’t be happy about it.
“She had called on the telephone after her birthday and said she was back together with this person….I heard him in the background. That wasn’t very much prior to her disappearance.”
Given the previous volatile relationship between Prisma and her ex, Fuchs is now worried that possible foul may be involved in the woman’s disappearance.
“I am extremely concerned, given their history. A couple of years ago when they were together, that kind of went to a violent type thing. There was a case brought against him on that.”
The ex-boyfriend’s name is not being released since police have not named him as a suspect in the case.
Meanwhile, Fuchs said he put up an electronic billboard with Reyes’ photo and information, in hopes someone will come forward. He also ordered a two-month vinyl billboard and keeps magnetic signs of Reyes on his vehicle. Family members continue to hand out flyers, desperate to find her.
Reyes is a paralegal and served in the national guard. She is a single mother of one son, and her loved ones are insistent that she would have never left her child behind voluntarily.
Reyes is described as a Hispanic female who stands 5-feet-2-inches tall and weighs around 135 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Prisma Reyes’ whereabouts is urged to contact the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.
[Feature Photo: Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes/Facebook; Mesquite PD]