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Woman, 20, remains missing after she was last seen in southwest Houston

Shawtyeria Waites was wearing a pink dress with pink sandals when she disappeared from Chimney Rock on July 27.

HOUSTON — A 20-year-old woman has been reported missing after she was last seen in the southwest Houston area last month.

Shawtyeria Waites was last seen on July 27 at about 10 p.m. when her friends said they dropped her off at the Villages of Meyerland apartments in the 8900 block of Chimney Rock Road near N. Braeswood Boulevard.

Police said Waites was wearing a pink dress, pink sandals and a long black curly wig. She stands at 5-foot-9 and weighs about 130 pounds. 

Activist Quanell X joined members of Waites' family on Sunday to ask the Houston Police Department for more help. Quanell X said he believes Waites was likely kidnapped from the apartment complex.

"Based on what we know, he (the suspect Quanell X believes is responsible for Waites' disappearance) had large sums of money on him. He was spending large sums of money in the strip club and he was luring them with the money," Quanell X said. "And so they thought that because it was closing time and this guy promised he could continue at (his) spot in Southwest Houston, (he) gave them this address (the apartment complex), gave them an apartment number."

Police said two of Waites' friends dropped her off and went to buy some makeup. That's the last time she was seen.

"It was never a plan to continue a party. We believe it was a plan to kidnap these young girls and only one went in and one has never been seen again," Quanell X said.

If you have any information that could lead to her whereabouts, you're asked to call HPD at 713-884-3131 or the HPD missing persons division at 832-394-1840.

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