Family, police continue search for missing Mesquite mother Prisma Reyes

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Family members of a missing Mesquite mother are trying everything they can think of to find the 26-year old woman.

The relatives of Prisma Reyes spent Tuesday talking with former co-workers and created flyers with her picture while police continue their search efforts.

Mesquite police detectives went door-to-door in the area where Reyes was last seen and asked to check security cameras in hopes of finding additional footage of her the day she went missing.

It's been nearly a week since Reyes disappeared on April 17 while on her lunch break from her job at a used car lot in Dallas.

“It's hard seeing my nephew every morning knowing that he might not be able to see him mother alive ever again,” said Esmeralda Peralta, Reyes’ sister.

Dallas police officers located Reyes' Jeep abandoned on Roseland Ave. in Old East Dallas last Thursday morning. Surveillance video released by police places Reyes at a nearby apartment complex around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators have not said why they believe she may have been there, but Reyes' sister revealed a possible link.

“We do know that an ex-boyfriend lives there and her car was parked a block away from there,” Peralta said.

Peralta says the relationship ended badly and she reported that information to police. In the security video you see Reyes talking to someone on the phone. Mesquite police have not said who she was talking to, but did say that person was cleared by investigators.

“I wish we would've known why she was there, what she was doing there?” Peralta said.

In the hours after Reyes disappeared, Peralta said calls to her cell phone just rang and rang -- eventually going to voicemail. Now, she says, it appears Reyes' cell phone is off or the battery drained.

Reyes' mother said she's physically and mentally exhausted, but won't rest until her daughter is found. She said in her heart, she believes that her daughter is alive. The entire family praying for her safe return.

Reyes' six-year-old son in the care of his grandmother, who the family is trying to be strong for.

“I can't break down in front of him or my mom because I want her to stay strong because if she sees us breaking down she's going to break down. I can't do that, I can't let that happen,” Peralta said.