The last time Brenda Morgan saw her daughter it was during an afternoon of laughter and jokes.
More than two weeks later, family and friends kept up the search for the young woman, herself a mother of three children, who vanished without a trace.
Latasha Nevitt, a 30-year-old student at Everest University studying to be a dental hygienist, was reported missing Oct. 14.
"I do believe I'm going to get my baby back. But if she's out there listening, and if she's not hurt, please, we need you to come home. Your baby needs you," Morgan said Saturday before a search of abandoned buildings and railroad tracks near West 107th Street and South Vincennes Avenue, where Nevitt was last seen.
Motorists passing through the area and people living in the neighborhood were given flyers with Nevitt's photo and description.
Morgan said the last person to see Nevitt was her young husband. He said she left the house that Monday night to make a quick walk to a convenience store two blocks away and never returned.
Police say there's been no activity on Nevitt's cell phone since she disappeared.
She stands 5'4" tall and weighs about 118 pounds. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call police at 312-747-8274.