Authorities are searching for a 22-year-old PCC student who was last seen on her way to school for her psychology class.
Gale Anne Williams left her 2-year-old daughter at her grandmother’s house in La Puente on Sept. 25 at around 1 p.m. and has not been seen since.
Williams is believed to have been on her way to the El Monte Bus Station to board a bus to Pasadena City College, but she never made it, according to family members.
Williams had been depressed in recent days, according to her step-mother Lorin Williams.
“At times she would stay over night with a friend but Gale would never, never leave her daughter for this long and her little daughter is missing her mommy so very much,” said Williams.
College officials took to Twitter to help spread the word about Williams’ disappearance.
“Help Us Find Gale Anne Williams – Missing Since 9/25/13 – GO TO facebook.com/galeannewilliams TO HELP,” read a recent tweet posted by Interim Director of Public Relations Valerie Wardlaw.
“We are going to do anything in our power to help make the entire community aware of Ms. Williams’ disappearance by utilizing all of social media and we are also planning a mass email to all students,” said Wardlaw. “We urge anyone who knows anything about her disappearance or who has seen her to please contact the police department.”
Williams’ friends posted missing person flyers throughout the campus Friday and expressed concern over their missing friend.
“The reason we’re so concerned is because it’s not like her to do something like this. We’re trying to stay positive and not think the worst,” said Williams’ friend Angie Contreras.
Her family has dedicated a Facebook page ‘Find Gale Anne Williams’ in hopes of finding the missing student.
Williams is African American, five feet nine inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds, with a slim build, hazel eyes and short curly dark hair. She was last seen wearing black leggings or stretch jeans, a dark shirt and a purple purse.
Authorities request that anyone with any information of Williams whereabouts to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.