POLICE: Lville woman missing endangered
BY: JENNIFER BAILEYS - JBAILEYS@FOX41.COM
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB, FOX 41) - Four children are without their mother as the search continues for a Louisville woman missing for nearly three months.
"It's hard just not knowing," said Chasity Lucas, daughter.
Tears stream down the face of the 15 year old as she is unable to hold back emotions brought on by thoughts of a Christmas without her mom.
"On Christmas Eve we all go to my aunt's, we come over here and like have Christmas over here," said Chasity.
She was looking forward to the family gathering and catching up because the last time she saw her mother was in August.
"She was just acting like happy as usual and everything," said Chasity.
She says her mother, 48 year old Debrah Lucas would always keep in touch with her four children who range in ages from 29 to 11 and a grandson who's 9.
"We talk to her almost everyday," Chasity said.
That was until her mother disappeared. When the phone stopped ringing, Lucas' family says it was a red flag something was wrong.
"And we know definitely if she was near a phone she would have called one of us by now," said Beverly Steitz, Debrah's mother.
Lucas was last seen at her apartment near 4th and M Streets at around 1:00 am Sunday September 26th. Lucas' boyfriend says he watched her get into a car.
"She walked to the store which is just right around the corner and on her way back - it had been about 10 minutes after she left and I was looking at the door of course because it was like 1:00 in the morning and she ended up getting into a car right here at this alley, but she got into it freely," said Bryant McDowell, Lucas' Boyfriend
McDowell says he contacted police and filed a missing person's report the next day.
Investigators are now considering Lucas a missing endangered person, her family believes she is in serious danger or maybe worse.
"I've had all kinds of you know things go through my mind as to what might of happened you know and some of them are not very pleasant, but I keep hoping and praying that with God out there watching over her she is safe," said Steitz
Police ask anyone with information about Debrah Lucas to call 574-LMPD.