Jessica Masker was 24 when she disappeared. She gave birth, prematurely, to her second son in February 2013 and visited him regularly in the hospital. She turned 24 in March.
And on April 14, she was hospitalized for a possible prescription drug overdose, Indianapolis Police said. That was the day before she went missing.
On the day of the overdose, Masker’s aunt picked her up from the hospital and brought her to a cousin’s house. Early the next morning, she left the house on foot, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Family members said she was upset because men in the house looked at her funny. She argued with the cousin, then left, calling her brother to pick her up from a nearby gas station.
But Masker’s brother couldn’t come because he was already late for work. Surveillance video captured Masker inside the gas station before walking away.
She was never seen again.
Masker’s family said at some point she called her boyfriend, who was later convicted on a domestic battery charge for beating her a few days before she vanished.
The family just wants to know what happened. They’re holding out hope that Masker is still alive, somewhere, and for whatever reason isn’t contacting them. But if she’s not, they want to know.
“It’s hard to say, but if my sister is gone and she is passed away, my sister deserves a funeral,” the youngest sibling in the family, Ashley Masker, said. “We deserve that.”
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[Featured image: Jessica Masker/Facebook]