‘We just want you guys to come home’: Family asks for help in search for missing woman, baby

‘We just want you guys to come home’: Family asks for help in search for missing woman, baby

Fitchburg police are asking for help in finding a missing 24-year-old woman and her baby daughter.

It’s been about a week since Lashay Nicole Mitchell’s family has heard from her.

“It’s not like her to go even a day without contacting someone,” her brother, Dion Mitchell, said.

The extreme cold has her family even more worried.

“You see the news, how people are getting frostbite, and some are dying, and I don’t want to think the worst,” Dion said.

“That scares me,” said Delores Mitchell, Lashay’s sister. “At this point, I think she needs some help, honestly, because it’s been too long.”

Dion describes Lashay as “the sweetest person you’ll ever meet.” Delores said, “she’d do anything she could for anyone.”

“We just want her and Sweetpea to return home safely,” Dion said.

Family members last saw Lashay and Serena on Jan. 24 in the Greenway Cross area. They say she was wearing black leggings and black boots, and her daughter was in a pink snowsuit.

Fitchburg police ask anyone who may have seen Lashay, described as about 5 feet, 4 inches, 120 pounds with black, shoulder length hair, to contact them immediately.

“We are certainly concerned of her well-being and her welfare, especially with a 9-month old child being in extreme temperatures that have been outside as of late,” Patrol Lt. Ryan Michels said. “We certainly want to check her welfare, more than anything, and make sure she and her child are safe.”

For now, police say they don’t suspect foul play, but Lashay’s family can’t help but wonder.

“I’d like to keep my mind open to the fact that it’s not. At this point, I can’t put anything past anyone,” Dion said.

They know this, for sure:

“Shay, we miss you. We miss you baby Serena,” Dion said. “We just want you guys to come home.”
Anyone with information can call Fitchburg police at 608-270-4300.

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