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'Her Son Was Her World,' Insists Family Of Vanished Texas Mom

Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes dropped her son off with a babysitter. The Mesquite mom hasn't been heard from since.

By Ethan Harfenist
Texas Mom Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes Vanishes, Police Search

Dallas-area police say they're continuing to search for a 26-year-old woman who went missing last week after failing to pick up her 6-year-old son from a baby sitter.

Mesquite police Lt. Stephen Biggs said Monday that Prisma Denisse Peralta Reyes is considered a missing person and there's been no indication at this point of foul play.

Reyes is a resident of Mesquite last seen Wednesday captured on surveillance video at an apartment complex in nearby east Dallas. Her Jeep Wrangler was found at the complex. She failed to pick up her son later that day.

Her brother, Rudy Peralta, told WFAA in Dallas that Reyes' son "was her world" and that she would never willingly fail to pick him up or take care of him.

“It’s been four days but it already feels like it’s been longer than that," Peralta told the outlet over the weekend. "I want to know where my sister’s at."

Police said Reyes hasn’t responded to any phone calls or text messages, according to WFAA.

Dan Fuchs, Reyes’ stepfather, told WFAA that his stepdaughter was formerly a member of the National Guard and is currently employed as a paralegal. He also said that Reyes hails from Veracruz, Mexico originally, and recently became a citizen of the United States.

“I’m a bit distraught, my mind is going in different directions," Fuchs told the outlet in a phone call. "I’m hoping she’s found safe. Not just for her sake, but for her son’s and her family.”

Reyes, who was last seen wearing a red polo shirt and blue jeans, is 5-foot-2 and weighs about 135 pounds, according to Dallas News.

Anyone with information pertaining to Reyes’ whereabouts is urged to call the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.