Family hoping for closure 2 months after woman disappears

Family hoping for closure 2 months after woman disappears

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - One Pine Belt family is still looking for answers after their loved one went missing back in November. We talked with family members who say all they want is closure.

"It’s a sad situation, sad situation,” said Falisa Carter’s brother, Adrian Hinton.

It has been two months since Carter, 25, went missing from her home in Hattiesburg, and there is still no word on her whereabouts.

“We don’t know what’s going on and the police won’t tell us anything,” said Carter’s sister, Iris Hinton.

Family members say it’s been two months too long.

"I just want the police to step up and do their job. As far as my family, we just need closure. For her kids, we need closure,” said Iris.

"There’s got to be something done about it. HPD, they got to be better. Tell them to do their job. My sister-in-law has been gone for two months, two months,” said Carter’s brother-in-law, Travoris Hinton.

Loved ones gathered for a candlelight vigil in Carter’s honor Saturday afternoon, the candles spelling out her name.

‪HAPPENING NOW: Family and friends of Falisa Carter are hosting a vigil on W. 7th Street in Hattiesburg. Carter was last seen on Nov. 25, according to police.‬ ‪HPD tells @wdam that the investigation into her disappearance is ongoing.‬ The family says it’s been two months and they haven’t heard anything from authorities and want answers, now. ‪Details: https://bit.ly/2LGFWQQg.

Posted by Shakari Briggs WDAM on Saturday, January 26, 2019

"Every day is torment, because we don’t know what is going on with her. We need some closure. We need to know something. We are all here today in support of her. We just need to know something,” said Carter’s sister, Shona Kelly.

Carter’s mother is speaking out, saying she just wants answers.

"No one can say I understand how you feel unless they walk in our shoes, because this is the most horrific thing I have ever had to deal with. It’s hard to sleep. You know, we just need answers,” said Rose Carter.

WDAM reached out the Hattiesburg Police Department regarding Carter's disappearance. HPD says the investigation is still ongoing.

Two people have been charged in the investigation so far. Carter’s boyfriend, 32-year-old Demarcus McGruder, was charged with kidnapping on Dec. 4, 2019. Timothy Evans, 29, was charged with hindering prosecution later that same month.

If you have any information regarding Carter’s disappearance, you are asked to contact HPD at 601-544-7900 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.

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