A pregnant woman who went missing in Pawtucket a week ago has been found safe.
21-year-old Luisa Pena, who is mentally disabled and three months pregnant disappeared on October 9. She was last seen leaving her aunt's home in Pawtucket on foot.
Pena was found wandering aimlessly in the area of Fountain street in Pawtucket.
She was interviewed by police and transported to a hospital to be checked out.
Her family was notified and brought to the Central Falls police department before noon today.
"I'm very happy that my daughter's here... we're here the
whole family is complete again," said Anny Berroa, Pena's mother.
Officers at the Central Falls and Pawtucket police departments worked together to try and locate Pena. At this point, they don't know where she's been for the last 7 days. Her family worries she was abducted, potentially by three men she said sexually assaulted her several weeks ago. Police, however, have no evidence to support that.
"I don't even know if a crime has been committed. She
may have, you know, left on her own. I don't know yet. This is something we'll
have to extract from her," said Major Arthur Martins of the Pawtucket Police Department.
Pena's uncle, the reverend at the Spring of Life church on Elmwood in Providence, had originally scheduled a candlelight vigil at 6:00 tonight, to ask for the community's prayers. Since she was located this morning, the tone of the gathering has changed. Family and friends are now gathering to celebrate.