Search continues for missing pregnant teen

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) –Investigators are racing to find a missing pregnant 18-year-old last seen in New Bedford on Oct. 20.

According to investigators, Jalajhia Finklea got into Luis Zaragoza’s vehicle the day she went missing, and minutes later Zaragoza turned off his phone.

Finklea’s phone was later found discarded on Route 140 in New Bedford.

Zaragoza, the last person who may have seen Finklea before she disappeared, was killed during a showdown with police, who were trying to arrest him in Florida last week.

“I just want my kid back. That’s how I’m feeling. I’m feeling angry,” Amanda Costa, Finklea’s mother, said. “I’m hoping she’s still alive out there and can see me right now.”

Investigators said Finklea has brown hair, hazel eyes and a triangle-shaped scar on her left cheek. She’s 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, you’re being asked to call New Bedford Police Department at 508-991-6360.

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