Missing, pregnant Madison mom asked for prayers before disappearance

She sent a text to her mom that said, “pray for me,” while on the way to the hospital. Police said she never showed up.
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 11:37 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – UPDATE: Alyssa Bowden has been found safe, according to her family.

PREVIOUS STORY: A mother is desperate for answers after her 22-year-old pregnant daughter went missing last month and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

Alyssa Bowden, of Madison, was last seen Aug. 14 at her boyfriend’s mother’s house in Goodlettsville, her mother Samantha Fenderson told WSMV4. Bowden is nine months pregnant, and Fenderson said the last person to see her claimed she was “blue” and bruised.

On. Aug. 15, Fenderson received a grim text message from her daughter, saying she was bleeding, worried about her baby and headed to a local hospital. Fenderson then received a text from Bowden that said: “Pray for me,” according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

Alyssa Bowden has been missing since Aug. 14.
Alyssa Bowden has been missing since Aug. 14.(Submitted)

Bowden, who has a 5-year-old son, hasn’t been heard from since. Police said so far, they’ve found no records of her ever showing up to any local hospital. The 22-year-old’s boyfriend, Thomas Schroeder, is also considered missing, but Fenderson claims he may have been recently spotted by police.

Fenderson said she fears something terrible happened to Bowden. “I’ve never went a week without talking to my kid,” she said.

Fenderson is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information that leads to Bowden. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall with hazel eyes, weighs about 175 pounds and has several tattoos. Fenderson hopes someone knows something and Bowden is able to return home to her son.

“Just let me know you’re alright,” Fenderson said. “Whatever it is, we can get through it. I’m not going to give up until I find her.”

Anyone with information should contact MNPD.

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