TACOMA, Wash. – Friends, family, and community members gathered at Point Defiance Park on Sunday to search for any sign of Kassanndra Cantrell.
The 33-year-old woman went missing Tuesday morning after she left her family’s house in Parkland around 8:30 a.m. Her mother, Marie Smith, says Cantrell had a doctor’s appointment for her first ultrasound on Wednesday and plans to go grocery shopping, but she didn’t have any money on her and her EBT card has not been used
The group gathered at the park Sunday morning to see if they could find any evidence that Cantrell had been there. Police have not said if her phone or purse have been found.
Her mother says Cantrell’s cell phone last pinged off the south Vashon tower just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday before it was either turned off or died. Police told her the most logical location of the phone based off of the ping would be Point Defiance Park.
But her mother doesn’t believe she ever went to the park. Smith says her daughter would occasionally go to the park to walk her two Chihuahuas, but she left the dogs at home.
Other than to walk her dogs, she had no other reason to be in her park her mom says, and her car was found on the other end of town near the Tacoma Dome.
Her mom doesn’t believe Cantrell was ever there either. “That is not a place that she would ever be. It’s just not, there’s no reason for her to be there. It’s not a safe area, she wouldn’t be there,” Smith said.
Cantrell’s mother says she doesn’t believe her daughter decided to just pack up and leave.
“She would have taken her dogs,” Smith said. “If she took nothing else, she would have taken her darn dogs because they’re her babies.”
Smith was unable to provide detail but says she has some suspicion on who might be involved with the disappearance of her daughter.
“If somebody has her, please please let her go,” Smith pleaded. “All I want is for her to come home and if anybody has seen her please call the police.”
Tacoma Police say Cantrell’s white Mazda 3 was found parked Friday night in the 300 block of 25th Street East.
Detectives are asking that any business in the area check their cameras from Tuesday morning to Friday night and anyone with information on Cantrell’s whereabouts is asked to contact the police.