QUARTZ HILL — Distraught family members are asking for your help in locating a 26-year-old Quartz Hill woman who vanished without a trace late last week.
Michelle Russ was last seen by family members around 11:30 p.m. on May 9 in the Quartz Hill home she shared with her father and young son, near 50th Street West and Avenue M, according to her sister Christine Russ.
Michelle had been depressed earlier in the day, but by nighttime, she appeared to be fine, Christine Russ said.
“She told my brother-in-law that she was going to meet up with some people that she had met earlier in the day, and he said, ‘no, don’t go do that,’ and then when he called a little bit later, she was still home,” Christine Russ said. “So I don’t know if she ever left the house, we don’t know what happened.”
Some time that night, Michelle tucked her son into bed and then disappeared, her sister said.
“When my dad woke up in the morning, she was gone,” Christine Russ said. “She never showed back up, she never called, nothing.”
Family members have searched extensively for Michelle since her disappearance. They’re now offering a $500 reward for information leading to her whereabouts.
“Her son misses her really bad, he’s crying every night,” Christine Russ said. “The last time he’s seen her is when she put him in bed. Her family is missing her and we want her back.”
Michelle Russ is a 26-year-old White female with blue eyes and blond hair, who is approximately 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing black pants and a dark shirt (either purple or blue). Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michelle Russ is urged to contact Christine Russ at 661-902-9598 or the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466.