Upper Darby Twp. police search for missing pregnant woman

MISSING PERSON: Officials say 21-year-old Dianna Brice was last seen at K Laundry with her boyfriend, 23-year-old Justin Smith.

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- And tonight, as a frantic search continues. Upper Darby police say that they're asking for help locating two people who've been missing since Tuesday. Action News Reporter Katie Katro joins us live from Upper Darby Police with details. Katie.

KATIE KATRO: And Walter, today, we spoke with Dianna Brice's family. Her mom is looking for answers. She wants to find her daughter. She says her daughter is pregnant, has a serious medical condition, and has a four-year-old son waiting at home for his mother.

- We're going to find [? baby girl, ?] all right?

KATIE KATRO: Upper Darby Township police say 21-year-old Dianna Brice from Lansdowne has been missing since Tuesday. Her mother is worried because she says she has a serious medical condition and is 14 weeks pregnant.

BETTY CELLINI: Bring my daughter home. She needs her medication.

KATIE KATRO: Police say Dianna was last seen at K Laundry in Lansdowne, leaving with her boyfriend, 23-year-old Justin Smith, around 1:00 PM. That's when her mother says she called Justin, who said he was in an argument with Dianna.

BETTY CELLINI: He goes, um, she don't want to even talk to me. I said, I don't care, she's pregnant with your child, go get my daughter. She says she never heard from Justin after that phone call and hasn't been able to get in touch with her daughter since. Now, investigators are trying to put the pieces together because the same day, police say Justin's car was found by 59th and Florence Street in Philadelphia on fire.

Today, you can see the charred remains of the car. Police say this is the same vehicle that both Dianna and Justin were last seen in. However, no one was in the car at the time. The family has now hired an investigator to work on the case, but he says he's stumped on this one.

KEVIN RYAN: Time is of the essence here. She's got a serious medical condition that requires daily medication. She hasn't had her medication since Tuesday.

KATIE KATRO: Dianna also has a young son waiting for her at home.

BETTY CELLINI: She has a four-year-old son that keeps asking me where's my mommy.

KATIE KATRO: Yeah. And she's hoping that that four-year-old can see his mom on Easter Sunday. If you have any information on Dianna or Justin's whereabouts, you are asked to contact Upper Darby police.