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Report: Authorities search for missing pregnant Ohio woman

Shasta Himelrick

CBS affiliate WBNS

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Authorities are searching for a missing pregnant Ohio woman who was last seen early Friday morning and whose car was found abandoned, with no gas and a dead battery, according to CBS affiliate WBNS.

Shasta Himelrick, 20, was last seen on surveillance video walking into a gas station in rural Richmond Dale, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus in Ross County, at around 3:15 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, according to the station.

Sheriff George Lavender says Himelrick was supposed to return home and meet her boyfriend but never did.

Relatives of Himelrick reportedly say the 20-year-old announced on Christmas, several hours before she disappeared, that she was expecting a baby.

Himelrick's vehicle was found abandoned near a bridge along the Scioto River later Friday morning. WBNS reports the doors to the vehicle were open and Himelrick's cellphone and ATM car were found inside.

Shirley Himelrick, the 20-year-old's grandmother, told the station that detectives told her "a little bit of blood" was found in her granddaughter's car.

On Monday, searchers covered a 2-mile section of the riverbank near where Himelrick's car was found. Sheriff Lavender said more of the area would be checked, and the search of the river would continue.

Himelrick is described as 5' 4" tall with blond hair and green eyes. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact authorities at 740-773-1186 or CrimeStoppers at 740-773-TIPS.