LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — The parents of a pregnant Long Beach woman last seen Tuesday afternoon are worried about her welfare.
The parents of 27-year-old Adrienne Elise Moreno say their daughter was days away from giving birth. She is also in need of medication, her family says.
Moreno’s parents spoke to KCAL9’s Michele Gile.
Shirley Moreno says she will care for her daughter’s baby. Adrienne has been diagnosed as bi-polar and is living in a mental health rehabilitation facility in Long Beach.
Moreno was last seen in La Habra on Tuesday afternoon. The missing woman made it to a doctor’s appointment with a caretaker. The doctor is located near Euclid Street and La Habra Boulevard.
After Moreno’s caretaker — a driver at the facility — went to use the restroom, the caretaker returned to find her gone.
“The safety of her and the baby,” said mom Shirley Moreno, “She’s just too close to giving birth to be out there. She could be dehydrated. There are so many things that can happen to her.”
Moreno is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. Police said she was last seen wearing a black shirt and green sweatpants.
“This is a woman who is 8-and-one-half months pregnant, who went missing, her family is desperate to locate her and they contacted us yesterday afternoon about 2:30 and reported her missing. So far, we have been unable to locate her,” says Cindy Knapp with the La Habra Police Department.
Her father says his daughter has gone missing before. He suspects she might be in Pasadena or Alhambra living on the streets.
“That’s part of the bi-polar, and we’re very concerned about that,” said James Moreno.
Because of her pregnancy, the missing woman’s parents say she has been unable to take all the medication she needs.
If you’ve seen Moreno or know of her whereabouts, you’re asked to call La Habra Police Detective Paul Lucifora at (562) 383-4300.