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Tiara Lott

‘If anything happens to me, I love y’all’: Family desperate for answers after daughter vanishes following a disturbing text message

A New York family is desperate to find a Buffalo woman who’s been missing for almost two weeks.

NBC 2 reports that 22-year-old Tiara Lott was last heard from during a video call on January 29. According to a friend, Lott’s face appeared bruised. The friend said she asked Lott if she could send an Uber to pick her up when the call suddenly ended.

Shortly after, Lott sent a text message to her friend. It was the last time anyone heard from her.

“God forbid, if anything happens to me, that I love y’all and tell everybody,” the text message read.

Lott’s mother, Patricia Davis, said it’s believed that her daughter was with her boyfriend before she vanished. The family went to the home where they thought Lott was last at, off of Gold Street in Lovejoy, but couldn’t locate her. Instead, they found several of Lott’s belongings.

“We found her clothes in the house, her boots. We went back to the house four days later, and we found my baby’s coat with her IDs in it,” Davis told the outlet.

The family said they searched for security footage themselves in the neighborhood, but are pleading for Buffalo police to provide additional assistance.

“I’m out here everyday looking, running up in abandoned buildings, train tracks. I’m going crazy right now,” Davis said.

Family members said they haven’t heard from Lotts’ boyfriend, although he may still be in the area.

Lott is described as a Black female who stands 5-feet-5 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. A $5,000 reward is currently in place for information that leads to Lott’s whereabouts.

Anyone with any information about the case should call 911 or the confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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[Feature Photo: Tiara Lott/Handout]