Search underway for missing Elkhart County woman and baby

NOW: Search underway for missing Elkhart County woman and baby

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The search continues for a mother and her infant son.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff’s office, 27-year-old Alexis Morales and her 5-month-old baby Messiah were last seen leaving Howard Park in South Bend, but the family says that’s not the case.

According to family, they were last seen leaving Kelly Park in South Bend around 7 pm Tuesday, but police share conflicting info saying the pair was at Howard Park.

Tonight, the family just wants answers after a heart wrenching 48 hours.

“We just, we need help man. Come out here and help us search for my my son and my my my sons mother," said Thadius Lofton, Alexis' Fiancé/Father of Missing Baby.

A heartbroken father pleads to the community for help Thursday after both his fiancé and son go missing.

The pair were last seen leaving a friendly gathering in a silver BMW SUV Tuesday evening at Kelly Park around 7 pm.

“Nobody’s heard from them. Nobody can contact them, her phone is off. Can’t find her truck or nowhere. Someone did say that last time they seen their truck was on Portage in South Bend, Indiana," said Lofton.

Friends and family have been searching tirelessly since the pair’s disappearance knocking on doors, handing out flyers, and even contacting several tow companies but still no sign of Alexis or Messiah.

“We shut down the factory and we had everybody come up that was able to. This is a great family. These are good folks and you know it’s times like this we need to come together and do whatever we can to bring this young woman and that baby home," said Tom Ducheteau, an employer of Alexis' family and owner of Adventure Engineering.

As the search continues the family worries whether the two are in danger and whether they're still in the area.

But their biggest question is when will they find Alexis and Messiah.

“You know we pray that god got everything, we a praying family. We know god don’t make no mistakes," said Clarissa Johnson, Alexis' aunt.

“If anyone might be holding her against her will. I just want everyone to come together and pray that she will be released," said Sandra Piggie, Alexis' mother.

ABC57 reached out to the sheriff’s department to see if they could provide additional details as to why they’re leading the investigation when the pair were last known to be in South Bend, but they have not answered at this time.

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