This is so scarey. This is about the sister of one of my bartenders. I hope everything turns out alright.
Update: Adam Harding In Dittmeyer’s Hometown Police continued their
investigation Monday into the disappearance of 20-year-old Krista
Dittmeyer, whose child was left behind in a running car in a North Conway
parking lot over the weekend.
Police said they are investigating the Saturday disappearance as a crime.
They planned to execute two search warrants on Monday. One will be on the
car, and they wouldn’t comment on the second search warrant.
Images: Area Where Dittmeyer Went Missing
Dittmeyer’s car was found with its engine running and hazard lights
flashing in the Cranmore Mountain ski area parking lot. Police said it
had been in the parking lot for several hours before it was discovered.
“She would never, ever, ever, leave her in a car by herself,” said
Dittmeyer’s friend Kathy Pratt. “We know that she would do whatever it
takes to get back here and be with her daughter.”
Dittmeyer’s sister, Kayla Dittmeyer, said she believes Krista persuaded
the person who forced her from her vehicle to leave the child behind.
“Just please let us know your safe. We need you. Your daughter needs
you,” Kayla Dittmeyer said on “Good Morning America.”
Detectives said Dittmeyer, of Portland, Maine, last spoke with family
members by phone at about 8 p.m. Friday.
Police said they had no reason to believe Dittmeyer would harm herself.
They said they believe Dittmeyer was forced from the car. “Nothing in
this investigation has suggested that she was suicidal, suffers from a
debilitating mental illness or would have voluntarily wanted to absent
herself from the vehicle or the child,” said Lt. Chris Perley.
Officers said an extensive search of the area was launched, with agents
from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the Carroll County
Sheriff’s Office providing assistance.
Investigators said a search Saturday revealed no areas that appeared
disturbed or suspicious. Officers have left the mountain to focus on
interviewing witnesses Sunday.
Dittmeyer’s family said she has friends in the area, but police aren’t
saying who she was coming to visit, although they did say her
acquaintances are cooperating in the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact police.