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1 Of 2 Women Missing In Gary Found Alive, Search For Jessica Flores Continues

CHICAGO (CBS)-- One of the two women who went missing in Gary has been located. Now, officials are asking for help in locating Jessica Flores, 36, a mother of six who is still missing.

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Jessica Flores and Melina Cotrell

Flores and her friend Melina Cottrell were last seen together on a Facebook Live video in February. Police found a car partially burned in Chicago with some of Flores' items inside.

Cottrell was found alive and safe Friday night, but Flores' disappearance remains a mystery.

Sources say a witness told police Flores was killed, but her family is holding out hope she's still alive. They believe Flores was in Gary because she was giving Cottrell a ride.

"I am a God-fearing woman, and I believe that miracles happen all the time," said Mady Perez, Flores' sister. "I'm not going to stop searching until I find her."

Drew Carter III is charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with Flores' disappearance.

Drew Carter III
(Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Department)

He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Volunteers will meet at the Gary Police Department Sunday afternoon for another search party.

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