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Family of missing pregnant woman clings to hope


The search continues for an Auburn woman who has been missing for two weeks.  Thirty-one-year-old Cherri Dawson was last seen by family members on Saturday, October 8th.  Her grandmother, Mae Howard, says the family is clinging to hope that she will come home.

"She told her son that he was going to have a little sister.  Oh and that was the joy of his heart.  [He said,] ‘Mommy, you're going to have me a little sister' and she said, ‘yes,'" said Howard.

What should be a happy time celebrating a new baby has been shadowed with grief.  Howard says Dawson is five months pregnant with a little girl.  She says the last weekend anyone saw her, Dawson was shopping for baby clothes. 

Howard prays everyday she'll see her missing pregnant granddaughter again.

"I just want to keeping saying that she's alright and stuff.  Oh God!  And, hoping she'll come home."

However, Dawson has not contacted anyone in two weeks.  Howard says she has not even called her 7-year-old son.  The family's worry turned to panic when investigators found Dawson's car burned to its metal frame on a rural road in Chambers County about two weeks ago.

The missing woman's aunt, Gloria Bledsoe, says she is beginning to fear the worst.

 "I feel like somebody did something to her, and I can't see why because she's a wonderful person.  She would never do anything to hurt anybody.  Never," said Bledsoe.

Howard says her family has been hit with tragedy in the past when her daughter, Dawson's mother, was violently killed nearly 10 years ago.

"They lost their mother.  I lost my daughter.  So, it's hard.  I'm praying it's not repeating itself."

However, Howard says this family is holding on to hope by posting pictures of Dawson on their cars, trusting investigators, and praying someone will be able to find her.

If you have any information in connection with this missing mom, you are urged to contact Auburn Police at 334-501-3100.

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