Search continues for missing pregnant Kilgore woman; days away from due date

Sheryia Grant has been missing for almost a month.

KILGORE - The search to find a missing pregnant woman from Kilgore continues. Twenty-year-old Sheryia Grant is days away from having her baby and her family says more needs to be done to find her.

Grant has been missing for almost a month and she's due to have her baby this Friday.

Police are calling this a criminal investigation and suspect foul play, but Grant's family is holding out, hoping she'll return home safely.

On August 18, Grant told her friends on Facebook what she would name her soon-to-be born daughter: Iyanna Elise Grant.

Days later she disappeared.

Kilgore police spokesperson Roman Roberson says the department has been working around the clock to find her. They are following every lead, but as her due date approaches questions remain.

Yet, somehow so does optimism.

“I feel very confident that we're going to locate her eventually, we're getting a lot of good information from the public but we wanna keep that information coming in,” Roberson said.

A small glimmer of hope for Grant's family who say they admittedly feel like law enforcement could be doing more.

“Maybe some arrest, whoever that they've bring in already in the past 30 days almost, I just want them to get them and talk to them,” Shearia Grant, Sheryia’s sister said.

A natural emotion for a grieving family and while many questions remain police officials
say they're doing all they can.

“I assure you that we're working and that we have a bunch of caring compassionate folks up here,” Roberson said. “We're working full time to get her located.”

But until that happens a family waits.

Both the Grant family and Gregg County Crime Stoppers have a combined reward up to $6,000 to the person who has information leading to Grant’s whereabouts. 

(© 2016 KYTX)


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