Slidell woman last seen on video at gas station night of disappearance


Posted on December 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 8:21 PM

Ashley Rodrigue / Eyewitness News
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SLIDELL, La. -- It’s almost been two full days since a Northshore mother has been seen or heard from, so Crystal Friedman’s family and authorities are upping the ante in the missing person case.

A Slidell convenience store’s surveillance video holds the last images of 28-year-old Friedman. Authorities say she was at a bar on Pontchartrain Drive for the Saints game Sunday night. Then, after 11:30 p.m., she went across the street to a gas station.

Her car, a 2011 silver Hyundai Sonata, is seen leaving the gas station in the direction of her Eden Isles-area home, which she shares with her parents and her 3-year-old son. She never made it home and missed work last night as a desk clerk at a Slidell motel along I-10.

The tracked trail for Friedman ends at Hwy. 11, and it's believed she may have gone into New Orleans. That has led detectives to expand their search to the south shore.

Family members, who did not want to talk on camera, have posted fliers around the area and are offering a hefty reward for information about where Friedman may have been seen or may be now.

They say it's not like her to not come home, or be out of touch, especially with her son.

Now they and the sheriff's office are hoping the community can help do whatever it takes to get her back home safely.

Friedman’s car bears Louisiana license plate number VIH 727.

If you have any information about Crystal Friedman’s whereabouts, call the St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office at 985-726-7824.