Police are searching for a missing 39-year-old pregnant woman last seen at her Bronx home over the weekend.
Andrea Caruth was reported missing after last being seen at her home on Corsa Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Worried friends and neighbors were holding out hope for her safe return, despite fears something terrible had happened to her.
"I don't want to think the worst, but it's not looking good," said aunt Mary Caruth.
"We're just praying, wherever she is," said friend Leticia Emestica. "We want closure. We hope God brings her back."
Julia McCall said she and Caruth are best friends and were supposed to have brunch Sunday. McCall never heard from her.
Caruth's live-in boyfriend called McCall Monday and said she never came home Sunday night, even though her car still sits in the parking lot.
"It's mind-boggling," said McCall. "Her car is here, wallet, keys, phone, credit cards, pocketbook. Even heavy jacket."
Friends and family are adamant the five-month pregnant Caruth would never leave her day care students without notice and they say she was looking forward to giving birth to her first child.
"She was very excited," said McCall. "It's her first child, she even had a name picked out."
Emestica said, "Angie is a professional, responsible young woman. She's very successful, she loves her children [at day care]. She wouldn't just up and leave and disappear."
Detectives were seen coming and going from Caruth's home Tuesday, questioning people she knew.
McCall said Caruth's boyfriend was being questioned at a police station, but police would not confirm that. He is not accused of any wrongdoing.
Caruth's loved ones say they're just focused on finding her, worried that she and her unborn baby are out in the cold.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.