EDGERTON, Mo. - The search continues north of Kansas City for two young mothers last seen Friday morning.
The Platte County Sheriff's Office is looking for Britny Haarup, 19, and Ashley Key, 22. The sisters were last seen at Haarup's home in Edgerton.
Haarup's fiancee, Matt Meyers, 24, came home to find his two young daughters alone and in the same crib. He called 9-1-1 when he failed to locate Haarup.
Saturday morning, authorities located the truck the women were believed to be driving, abandoned on SW 200th Street, near Trimble, Mo. Officers said they were unable to locate any additional evidence near the truck.
Sunday morning, authorities announced they were speaking with a person of interest in the case. They also confirmed that they have executed two search warrants.
The women's father, Paul Haarup, spent his Saturday at the search site and begged for his daughters' safe return at a vigil in Edgerton that night.
"Wherever they're at, whoever's with them, whoever has them, just give them a phone, have them call us," said Paul Haarup. "Put an end to this."
Britny is a mother to two young girls. Aleah is 18 months old and Adilynn is six months old. Family members said Ashley has a four-year-old girl.
Haarup's fiancee, Matt Meyers, spoke with 41 Action News after the vigil. He said his daughters need their mother back home.
"She stays at home and plays with them all day. They love her to death," Meyers said. "She was so mad when Aleah said 'dada' first. Now we can't even get her to say it. It's always 'mama, mama, mama.'"
Family members said they do not know who could be responsible for the disappearances. However, they said Ashley had been involved with drugs and was running with a bad crowd.
"That's why she came to Britny and Matt's house; to get help, to get out of that lifestyle. She was very serious about getting help," said Cassandra Meyers, sister-in-law of Matt Meyers.
Ashley Key is five feet, five inches and weighs 100 pounds. Britny Haarup is five feet, three inches and weighs 130 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the women is asked to call the Platte County Sheriff’s Office at 816-858-3521 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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