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FBI joins search for missing pregnant Pierce County woman

Kassanndra Cantrell of Parkland is pregnant and hasn't been seen since last Tuesday.

TACOMA, Wash. — Police are calling a Parkland woman's disappearance "suspicious." Kassanndra Cantrell is pregnant and was last seen on Tuesday, August 25.

Family and friends reported her missing after she missed an ultrasound appointment on Wednesday. Her car was found Friday near the Tacoma Dome.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Ed Troyer said the case is being treated as a homicide investigation. Investigators are working as quickly as possible, Troyer said.

Monday night, the Pierce County Sheriff's Department said its SWAT team served a warrant at a home off K Street in Tacoma that is the home of Cantrell's ex-boyfriend.

The FBI was investigating the home and other locations Tuesday. Law enforcement is not releasing information on what evidence they may have at this time.

Cantrell's mother, Marie Smith, recalled the last time she spoke with her daughter.

“She said, 'love you.' I said, 'I love you too,' and that was the last time I talked to her,” said Smith.

Friends of Cantrell spent Sunday searching for her at Point Defiance Park.

When Cantrell was first reported missing, detectives pinged her phone. The last tower where her phone was last used was on Vashon Island, giving a several-mile radius that includes the Point Defiance area.

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Kassanndra Cantrell is 33 years old, 5 feet and 7 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair.

“I’m hoping she’s just stuck someplace and she just needs us to find her,” Smith said. 

Smith could barely speak as she tried to trace her daughter’s last known steps.

Cantrell was last seen driving away from her home in Parkland. Friends think she might have been headed to the grocery store, but Pierce County investigators said there has been no activity on her financial accounts to verify that. 

Three days after she was last seen, her car, a 2014 white Mazda sedan with license plates AXV1638, was found near the Tacoma Dome along East 25th Street.

”It doesn't make any sense where the car was found," said Smith. "There's nothing in that area that she would have been going to."

Smith grew more concerned after finding out Cantrell missed her first ultrasound appointment on Wednesday.

“She already picked out names for a girl or boy,” said Smith.

Cantrell is 33 years old, 5 feet and 7 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair.