No sign of missing woman almost 1 year later

9:40 PM, Dec 29, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - It has almost been a year since a pregnant woman from Denver disappeared while visiting her boyfriend in Pueblo.

Kelsie Schelling was last seen on Feb. 4, 2013. Since then, no one has seen or heard from the 22-year-old.

According to police, Schelling's boyfriend, Dohnte Lucas, asked her to drive down from Denver to Pueblo so the two could discuss the pregnancy.

Police say Lucas was the last person to talk to or see Schelling. Schelling's vehicle was discovered 10 days after her disappearance in a parking lot at a hospital in Pueblo. No one from the hospital had records showing Schelling visited them.

"I know my mind races all the time," Schelling's mother Laura Saxton said. "In my heart I know she's not with us anymore. But I need to have her back in order to find closure."

Lucas has not been cooperative with police. He was arrested shortly after Schelling's disappearance on an identity theft charge. According to police, Lucas used one of Schelling's debit cards without her permission after she disappeared. Lucas was later released.

"The missing part of it is what's so hard. There's no healing," Saxton said.

Since then, there has been no clues and no leads.

"I've met parents of other missing children," Saxton said. "One mother in particular, her son has been missing for 23 years. She still cried about it just like it happened yesterday. I pray to God that's not our family".

Police continue to monitor Lucas. A candle light vigil is scheduled this upcoming Saturday in honor of Schelling.

There is a $50,000 reward for anyone who can point police in Schelling's direction.

You can learn more about the reward and the vigil by visiting: http://www.helpfindkelsie.com/

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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