South Bay mom reported missing returns home

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 20:04:39-04

UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2016): Sheriff's officials said Hayley Powers returned to her family early Monday evening. No other details regarding her disappearance or return were disclosed.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Family and friends are asking for the public's help in finding a 21-year-old mother missing since last week.

Hayley Powers of Imperial Beach was last seen Thursday at about 11 p.m. in Chula Vista, and her mom is frantic with worry.

Catherine Montour told 10News, "Because she always calls, she always lets me know where she's at."

She pointed out that Powers has a little boy, adding, "She would never leave her son, ever."

Montour said what really frightens her is that her daughter was last seen with a mystery man.

"The last person she was seen with was somebody named Cricket," Montour said.

All she knows about him is that he's Latino, heavily tattooed and "possibly bad news."

A friend told Montour about a cellphone call with Powers late that night.

"There was a male in the background, cursing and yelling at her, telling her to get off the phone. [She] heard something, asked what happened. Hayley said, 'I just fell. I've got to go,' and that was the last anybody heard from her," according to Montour.

Montour filed a missing persons report with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and has reached out to friends to help search. Friends and family have been distributing fliers around Imperial Beach and online.

So far, there's been no luck in finding Powers.

Morgan Macedo said she's been best friends with Montour for 15 years. They've looked from the border, and then north to Hemet. There's been no sign of Powers.

"We, right now, are stuck. Don't know where to search right now," said Macedo.

Montour wanted to send a message to her daughter: "We want you to come home. We want you to hold your son. I want to hold you … Please just call us! Please just come home."

Powers was last seen driving her great grandmother's 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, with California license plate 5GDM022.