UPDATE: Where Is Christine? Maine Mom Fears Daughter in 'Grave Danger' After NYC Disappearance
A woman who was visiting New York City from Maine has gone missing after last having been seen getting into an SUV in Times Square on Monday, police and sources said.
Christine Hammontree was last seen outside a McDonald's at the intersection of West 45th Street and Seventh Avenue, police said. The 29-year-old was said to be wearing a light blue shirt, shorts, black flip flops and an orange backpack, police said, and said she stands about 5'9.
Sources said the Falmouth, Maine, resident came to the city to see her boyfriend, and said that there is video of Hammontree interacting with people at the McDonald's while drinking nutcracker cocktails (hard liquor with fruit juice).
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Around 2 a.m., Hammontree gets into an SUV with a woman and two men from the restaurant, which is the last time she's been seen, sources told NBC New York. It was unclear if the SUV she got into was a ride share, according to sources, and police are trying to track down the vehicle.
Hammontree's family released a statement Friday, providing details about her disappearance that matched what police sources had shared so far. The family also said Christine's phone was last pinged in the theater district around 4 a.m. Monday and no one has been able to make contact with her since her reported disappearance.
"Christine just started a new job that she was very excited about. She hasn’t worked and has not been in touch with any family or friends which has never happened in the past," part of the family's statement said.
Anyone with information in regard to to Hammontree is asked to call the NYPD's CrimeStoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (5477).