PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police in Abington Township have canceled their search for a missing Uber driver.
Police said Monday they had located 45-year-old Krysten Laib’s Subaru near the Ben Franklin bridge. They believe Laib’s disappearance was voluntary and that she intended to harm herself.
Police are now searching for her remains.
On Sunday, her mother made a plea to the public in hopes of bringing home her daughter.
Laib was last seen Tuesday morning, a little before 5 a.m. — she was working as a part-time driver for Uber. On the day she disappeared she was dropping off passengers in Philly. Her last fare was along Axe Factory road.
“Uber has been fully cooperative in this investigation. We interviewed the last passenger she picked up that night and that person has been cleared,” said Detective Steven Fink with Abington Township Police.
Abington Township police say the 45-year-old dropped off a passenger near Pennypack Park in Northeast Philadelphia, and then texted her mother, Kathleen Kelly.
“I texted and said, where are you? And she texted a half hour later and said, ‘I am Uber-ing.’ And I said, where are you? And she said ‘in Philly,’” Kelly recalled.
Her mom told her she would see her later.
“She texted back, ‘ya, OK,’ said Kelly.
And that was the last time she’s heard from her daughter. Laid hasn’t called her family or answered her cell phone.
“This is very much out of character for her, she knows I would be worrying,” Kelly said. “I don’t care that she’s 45 years old, she can be 145 years old, every mother in the world says the same thing: she still my baby, added Kelly.
Laib is blonde with blue eyes, about 5’4” and 135 pounds.
“It’s frustrating because there’s been absolutely no sign of them. No sign of her vehicle,” added Det. Fink.
“I hope that somebody will see her, see her car,” said Kelly, “I just want her back.”
She drives a 2003 Subaru Legacy, Olive Green in color, with Pennsylvania plate HJA-8582.
“I want her home. I want them to find her breathing and fine,” said Kelly, “and I hope that somebody out there has seen her, and will make sure that they call the Abington police, so the Abington police can go get her.”
Police have no leads and no reason to suspect foul play, but authorities are still hoping for help to give the mother of the missing woman, some answers.
Anyone with information on where Krysten Liab could be, you are asked to contact Abington Township Police.