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Missing pregnant woman: Jilani Platt

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The search is on for a missing Columbus woman. Police and family members are fearing for her life and the life of her unborn baby.

Columbus Police need your help finding a young woman who was last seen at her home late Saturday night, and has not been heard from since. The family of 26-year-old Jilani Platt, tells police she went missing from her Crystal Court home sometime between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

Jilani Platt is 5'2'', African American, weighs around 180 pounds and police say she has short, spiked black hair. Police documents also indicate Platt is nine weeks pregnant.

A search is currently being conducted in the area. If you have any information on her whereabouts, you are asked to call Columbus Police at (706) 653-3400.  

There is another aspect of this story. Police reports show that before Jilani Platt went missing, she was having an argument with her husband, 31-year-old Zyderrious Platt.

During the investigation into Jilani's missing persons case, police found a firearm linked to Zyderrious. Since Platt is a convicted felon, he was taken into custody and is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail.

At this time police tell us the missing persons case and arrest of Zyderrious Platt are not connected. Columbus Police add they are simply looking for a missing person.

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