INDIANAPOLIS — IMPD is asking for the public's help in locating a woman who has been missing since early November.
Police say 24-year-old Nakyla D. Williams was last seen in the 4800 block of North Kenmore Road, which is just east of North Arlington Avenue and East 46th Street.
Williams was seen getting into a loud, light gray or white-colored pickup truck. Her family told police the behavior is very unusual for Williams and asked officers to help locate her.
She is described as standing 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
On Thursday, police said they have reason to believe Williams may have traveled to Flint, Michigan. They are also hoping to find Bestin Hoyle, who they say was the last person to be with Williams. He may have more information about her whereabouts.
Family and friends searched an area Thursday on the east side along the train tracks near Massachusetts Avenue. They looked for anything that might lead them to Williams.
"If she is out here, then it is what it is,” said Nakia Pope, Williams’ mother. “But I don't want to find nothing. I don't want to find nothing y'all. I want to find my daughter breathing, alive and everything and I'm not going to put that into existence. I'm just a mom looking for her baby."
Pope believes Williams was with Hoyle on the day she disappeared and found trouble. Pope has desperately tried to provide information to Metro Police detectives.
"Over 75 emails of everything about this guy,” said Pope. “I've contacted him every day for two-and-a-half weeks. He just called back yesterday."
IMPD first issued a missing person alert for Williams on Tuesday.
"I'm frustrated,” said IMPD Deputy Chief Kendale Adams, who met with Pope at the search Thursday. “We have to do everything we can as an agency. That's why I'm here today to support this family. I think we need to stay focused on that. And we'll deal with those issues, if there are any issues, later. I have touched base with our detectives. We have a missing persons detective here today."
On the day that Nakyla was last seen, her mother has confirmed that she came to a house in the 3400 block of Leeland Avenue. That was on a Tuesday. By Saturday, her mother says the house was abandoned, but whoever lived their left most of their belongings behind.
People searched the house again Thursday. Pope has already tried to talk to everyone in the neighborhood.
"Everybody's scared,” said Pope. “But there is no fear when it comes to your child. Just speak up and say something."
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is urged to call the IMPD Missing Persons Unit at 317-327-6160 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.
If you see Nakyla Williams, call 911 immediately.