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Woman’s family asks for assistance more than ten years after she vanished on Indianapolis’ east side

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Indianapolis, Indiana – Jessica Masker has not been seen or heard from in more than ten years, but her family is making every effort to learn more.

On April 15, 2013, after leaving her cousin’s house to walk to a neighboring gas station at Washington and Emerson on the east side of Indianapolis, Masker, then 24 years old, was reported missing.

Her partner, who had previously spent time for a battery case against her, was supposed to provide her a ride.

The mother of two abandoned her journey.

The weekend was spent by Masker’s family posting flyers all over the east side. They have been carrying it out ever since Masker vanished.

“We all try to help and have faith and pray that she is still out here somewhere and that we’re going to find her,” said Ashley Masker, Masker’s sister.

“We don’t know if she’s alive, if she’s being beaten, if she’s being trafficked or if she’s gone,” said Christina Masker, another sister. “It’s worse not knowing and we just want her home.”

Police have previously stated that they think Masker’s partner may be concealing information from them. Her family has grown upset with the investigation’s stagnation over the years.

“If they would’ve started looking and stayed on it like they do with a lot of missing people today, then it probably wouldn’t be 10 years now,” Christina said.

They are adamant about finding out what happened to Masker and preserving her memory.

“We want her to know that we’ll never give up. We’ve been doing this for 10 years and someone knows something. If she can see this, just know that we’re trying,” Christina said.

The family of Masker is still collecting funds to support a tip reward program.

Anyone with information should get in touch with Crime Stoppers or the IMPD Missing Persons Unit.

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