KEY POINTS

  • Missing Dianna Brice is 14 weeks pregnant and has a serious medical condition
  • Brice reportedly was with her boyfriend before she went missing Tuesday
  • An investigator said "time is of the essence here" as Brice has not taken her medication since then

The police are currently looking for a pregnant Pennsylvania woman, who according to her mother, had an argument with her boyfriend before she went missing.

According to Upper Darby Township police, 21-year-old Dianna Brice was last seen Tuesday at around 1 p.m. at K Laundry on Church Lane in Lansdowne, Delaware County with 23-year-old Justin Smith in his car. Smith's car was found on fire with no one inside it about two hours later in the area of 59th and Florence streets in Philadelphia. 

Brice's mother, Betty Cellini, spoke to Action News saying that her daughter is 14 weeks pregnant and has a serious medical condition. She also said that Brice's health condition required her to take medication daily.

While the search for Brice continues, Celline told local media that her daughter had a fight with Smith.

“She was so upset. She just kept crying,” Cellini told CBS local. “I asked her what was wrong. She said, ‘nothing, Mom.’”

Celline said that she later learned about the fight after she called Smith to know about her daughter's whereabouts.

"He goes, 'She doesn't want to even talk to me.' I said, 'I don't care; she's pregnant with your child,'" Celline told Action News. Police said that Smith went to look for his pregnant partner but couldn’t find her.

Brice's family said they have hired Kevin Ryan, an investigator, to find the missing woman. 

"Time is of the essence here. She's got a serious medical condition that requires daily medication. She hasn't had her medication since Tuesday," Ryan told local media.



Brice's mother also said that her young son was waiting for his mother at home.

"She has a 4-year-old son that keeps asking me, 'Where's my mommy?'" Cellini said.

Brice was last seen wearing a black short-sleeve T-shirt, black sweatpants, and a pair of UGG slides that are pink/blue/yellow in color. Police described her as approximately 4'11" and weighing 190 pounds. Authorities also said that Brice has tattoos including a small black heart on her right hand, a Mickey Mouse glove with the letters "AJ" on her left forearm, a rose on her left shoulder and right ankle. the word "NANNY" on her left shoulder and "My Brother's Keeper" on her chest.

Authorities urged the public to contact the Upper Darby Police Department Detective Division at 610-734-7677 with any information about Brice or Smith.

police car A representational image of a police car. Photo: pixabay