Police said 21-year-old Dianna Brice went missing on March 30.
Brice’s mother, Betty Cellini, told Action News her daughter was 14 weeks pregnant and suffered from a serious health problem.
“I’m not stopping, it’s my daughter. My five-year-old baby, she has a son at home,” Cellini said. “I’m numb. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say.”
She said her daughter takes medicine daily and has not taken it since she disappeared.
“I’m numb. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say,” she said.
Cellini said she called Smith who said he had a fight with Brice.
“He said, ‘She doesn’t even want to talk to me.’ I said, “I don’t care, she’s pregnant with your child,” “Cellini said.
About two hours later, police said Smith’s black 2018 Ford Fusion was found on fire in the 59th Street and Florence Street neighborhood in Philadelphia.
Investigators said it was the vehicle in which Brice and Smith were last seen.
Eyewitnesses said there was smoke in the neighborhood.
“It’s scary to see a car on fire thinking someone might be in there,” said Kenneth White, who saw the car engulfed in flames.
Investigators said there was no one inside the car and they believe Smith’s wallet and keys may have been found nearby.
Upper Darby Township Police said on Monday the case puzzled them.
“This one has everyone puzzled. Nothing really makes sense here,” said Tim Bernhardt, the Upper Darby Township police superintendent.
Cellini said Smith had previously been in trouble with the law, although police could not comment.
“I wish my daughter had never met him,” Cellini said. “She has a 4 year old son who keeps asking me, ‘Where is my mom?'”
Police said Brice was last seen wearing a black short-sleeved t-shirt, black sweatpants and a pair of pink / blue / yellow UGG slides.
Brice is approximately 4’11 ” tall and weighs 190 pounds. She has tattoos including a small black heart on her right hand, a Mickey Mouse glove with the letters “AJ” on her left forearm, a rose on her left shoulder and her right ankle with the word “NANNY” on her. left shoulder and “My Brother’s Keeper” on his chest.
Anyone with information on where Brice or Smith should contact the Detective Division of the Upper Darby Police Department at 610-734-7677.
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