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Family Of Missing Fall River Woman Fears The Worst

By Christina Hager, WBZ-TV
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FALL RIVER (CBS) – Jennifer Mbugua’s family says it doesn’t make sense. The quiet woman who lived in Fall River suddenly vanished, but not without a trace. Police found her car abandoned behind a North Attleboro gas station with her keys and one sandal in a nearby dumpster.

Her family hopes and prays she can somehow hear their pleas for her return. “Wherever you are, please please just call us,” said her mother, Anne Mbugua. “Please come home. We all miss you very much. We love you,” added her sister Lisa Mbugua.

Jennifer Mbugua (WBZ-TV)

Jennifer Mbugua (WBZ-TV)

Jennifer was last seen the day before her car turned up. A neighbor saw her in it outside her Fall River Apartment.

They say she was religious, kind-hearted, and always kept in touch, “so we can’t imagine why she would get into trouble with anybody.”

Thursday her family completed the difficult task of retrieving some of her belongings she kept in a storage facility. Police already went through it looking for clues, but nearly three months later, they haven’t been able to find her.

“As far as we know, everything was left in her apartment, her wallet, her pocketbook, her drivers’ license. There was money in her apartment, everything’s left intact. That’s why it doesn’t make sense.”

Next week would be Jennifer Mbugua’s 32nd birthday. Her family plans to mark the occasion with a vigil August 16th in Fall River. They are also raising money to help finance a private investigator.

For more information visit the family’s Facebook page.

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