SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for a woman who was abducted from a Southwest Miami-Dade home where she was working as a caretaker.
Hearts are broken as the family of 27-year-old Andreae Lloyd waits for news about her.
“I feel like I am in a movie. This can’t be happening,” said Alfreda Lyons, the caretaker’s godmother.
But the family’s faith is strong. Now, they said, they need the public’s help.
“This is so unlike her. She would never leave her job or kids,” said Lyons. “The most responsible person I know. She can’t sleep late, she’s up, she’s cleaning, she’s taking care of the kids.”
Family members of the victim said the mother of two is a few weeks pregnant with her third child.
Miami-Dade Police said Lloyd was working at a home near Southwest 285th Terrace and 137th Avenue when a man arrived and began beating her, at around 12:30 a.m., Tuesday.
“It does seem like an unusual case. The main thing to remember at this point is that this young lady appears to have been taken against her will,” said Miami-Dade Police detective Chris Thomas. “After knocking on the door, he does begin to assault and beat her. At some point in that altercation, he actually puts her inside of the vehicle and drives off in an unknown direction.”
According to detectives, the man dragged and forced Lloyd into her own car, a white Honda Civic with a Florida tag Y650DL, and drove off in an unknown direction.
“She would never open the door at her place of business, at that time of the night, if it was not someone she was comfortable with and someone she knew,” said Lyons.
Her family has a message for the suspect.
“Have a heart. She has children, she has family members that love her. Please, I beg of you, just tell us where she is,” said Lyons.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Police detective R. Coto directly at 305-378-4342 or the main number, 305-378-4300.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can also call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477) or 1-866-471-8477.
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