DETROIT (WJBK) - A Detroit woman's family is concerned after they haven't seen her for a few days, and her apartment and vehicle have been destroyed by a fire. The woman's boyfriend is also missing.
Mariah Rasnick, 24, was last seen on Saturday with her boyfriend, Andy "Maniac" Maldonado. Mariah's mother, Melissa Cano, says their relationship was on the rocks.
"She called me at 6 p.m. Saturday evening and she asked me if I felt like watching the kids, and I told her I wasn't feeling good," Cano says. "She took them to a babysitter's house, which is a good friend of the family's. That was about 7:30 and that's the last time anybody's heard from her."
Even more strange, she says is the couple's apartment on Central and Lane caught fire early the next morning, and their van was found abandoned and torched not far from the apartment.
"The only thing I can think of, is either he's hurt her or somebody's hurt both of them," Cano says.
Mariah is described as 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 150 pounds. She has blue eyes, black hair and several tattoos.
"Please speak up, because if that was your child missing, I would speak up in a minute to find your child," Cano said. "I just want my child found."
Cano is looking after Mariah's 7- and 3-year-old children while the investigation is ongoing.
"She's got two kids that need her; we all need her," said Cano. "She loves her kids very much. She might leave them for a night, but the next day the kids are back with her."
If you've seen Mariah or know anything about where she might be, you're asked to call the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5200 or at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP, where you will remain anonymous.