Gabrielle Jackson Still Missing Two Days After Her Disappearance
The Hazelwood child was last seen at school. Hazelwood Police believe the 11-year-old was taken after school by her mother, Cecilia Montez, who may be headed out of state.
Police say Montez, who does not have custody of Gabrielle, took her as she left school Monday.
Hazelwood Police Sgt. Andy Eagan said Tuesday the investigation is ongoing and the Missouri State Highway Patrol has stepped in and added Jackson to its missing person clearinghouse. She now appears on a missing persons flier.
Police say Montez picked Gabrielle Jackson at Hazelwood West Middle School in a dark-colored minivan with dark tinted windows.
Montez may be taking Gabrielle to Sacramento, Calif., according to an HPD press release.
Gabrielle is 4-foot-11. She is black and weighs 85 pounds with a light complexion, brownish-red hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing a pink or purple pea coat, blue jeans and black shoes. She was carrying a black backpack with silver hearts on it.
Gabrielle lives in Hazelwood in the 700 block of Lynn Haven Lane with her father, who has full custody. The father reported her missing when she did not come home from school.
Montez is a Hispanic woman who is 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds.
How You Can Help
Because it's thought that Jackson is being taken out of state, you can forward this article, her flier and her picture to any person you know between Missouri and California.
Recommend it to Facebook friends and Tweet it on Twitter to see if the message about the young girl can make it to California before her mother does.
Contact the Police
Anyone with information should call Hazelwood police at 314-838-5000.