Young Mother of 3 Disappears Days Before Son's Birthday Party

Family members are desperately searching for a young mother of three who disappeared just days before the party she had been planning for her 2-year-old son’s birthday.

Diamond Lewis was last seen with her infant daughter last Tuesday, as she got in a car with the father of the 2-month-old girl. 

Her ex-boyfriend, Darran Barnes said he picked up the 22-year-old and her baby from a Walgreens in Merrillville, Indiana after she asked for a ride because her boyfriend was using her car.

Barnes picked her up sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. and drove her and her daughter Morgan to 15th and Virginia in Gary, where her boyfriend had taken her car. That’s when he says Lewis got into her vehicle with Morgan’s father and drove off.

The last time Barnes spoke to her was in a text message that morning. 

“She took off and she texted me that morning like, ‘Thank you,’” he said. “I said you’re welcome and that was the last I heard from her.”

Lewis’ father, Cornelius Lewis, said it is not like his daughter to disappear, especially without her children.

“I am really worried because this is something Diamond has never done before,” he said.

Cornelius Lewis noted his daughter had been planning a celebration for her 2-year-old son’s birthday, set for this weekend. 

“There is no way Diamond would miss that,” he said. 

Police said 2-month-old Morgan has been found safe, but they are still searching for the 22-year-old woman and her 1999 Buick. Anyone with information surrounding her disappearance is asked to call Merrillville police.

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