NBC News reports that some items were found in the motel room on Tulane Street -- where she was last known to be on Friday.A long time friend of the missing woman claims that her loved ones haven't seen the items so can't confirm whether or not they belong to her.
"We think she has been drinking, so we fear her health may not be good," said Ashley Partee.
The worries about her drinking are only further affirmed by the online mugshots of the woman -- who has been charged with at least one "OWI" violation. Her criminal record doesn't appear to otherwise be anything more of interest. Nonetheless, her drinking might be a problem because she reportedly suffers from pancreatitis. In that case, it's hopeful that officials and loved ones contact any hospitals or clinics to make sure she might not have ended up in one without any identification.
There has also been some activity shown on her cellphone since her disappearance, though it's not known if she is using it or if it was stolen. Her loved ones say that she doesn't ordinarily go this long without at least being in contact with her kids. This makes the urgency in this case all the more apparent.
It's so dangerous out there. When you're walking in a group through the crowd, guys will literally reach over and grab your chest/backside and then run. It's terrifying.
Jessica Pratt is described as being an adult entertainer who works in gentleman's clubs. She is believed to had been on the way to New Orleans to "work" during Mardi Gras.
quote:Yea, knowing where she is staying.... not good news. Best bet is she went on a drug binge.
and checked into the Le Petit Motel but never returned to gather any of her belongings. I pass that hotel sometimes going down Tulane to and from the city and it is to say the least.
She had reportedly told her friends that she would get a ride home to Kenner and had not been seen or heard from since.