A frantic search continues in southeast San Antonio for a woman who vanished exactly one week ago, on Thanksgiving night.
Family and friends of 41-year-old Michele Roode Boyd said that as the trail to find her grows colder, their resolve is heating up.
The registered nurse and mother of a young child has not been seen since late Thursday night.
The only real clue about her location came from a southeast-side restaurant parking lot more than 30 miles from her home.
Employees who showed up for work at the Taqueria Los Dos Laredos at 4703 Rigsby Avenue early Friday morning found the woman’s car in a dark alley behind the restaurant. Employees said that they called police to report the incident, but police said that the car had not been reported stolen, so a private company towed the vehicle to a storage lot.
Family members said that the car was eventually found, unlocked, and inside investigators found all of the woman’s personal items.
"She left her ID, she left her social security card, debit cards, any sort of identification, she left. She has no money, no cell phone," said Boyd’s husband, Seth.
“She must have had a break of some sort, mentally, or we just can't figure out what could be going through her head," said Joe Roode, Michele’s brother.
Boyd’s husband said that Michele had been having mental health issues recently, and he fears she may be hiding.
The family said that search efforts will continue and expand for the next few days, with friends and coworkers handing out flyers to businesses and homes in the area.
There are facts related to this case police are not releasing at this time, hoping to develop better clues.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Heidi Search Center urged any business in the Rigsby Avenue corridor with a surveillance system to review their video from Thanksgiving night.
Roode said that he has one simple plea for his sister:
"Come home. We love you. No matter what."
There is a Facebook page dedicated to the search for Michele, which you can find here.
(© 2016 KENS)