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Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- For family and friends of 34-year-old Jessica Pratt, questions keep mounting.

Eyewitness News obtained surveillance video that shows Pratt checking into Le Petit Motel on Tulane Avenue last Thursday night.

A motel worker says Pratt, a resident of Des Moines, Iowa, left the motel Saturday afternoon and never returned.

According to loved ones, Jessica came to New Orleans Monday, Feb. 4 in hopes of finding work as a dancer in local clubs during Carnival.

Now, they're asking anyone with information to come forward.

'Any tiny detail -- if you've seen her somewhere or thought you've seen her somewhere, just let the police know where and when,' said Josh Pratt, Jessica's brother.

Josh says it's unlike Jessica to lose all contact with her loved ones.

With concern growing, several relatives and friends flew to New Orleans from Iowa to hand out flyers and begin their own search for Jessica, a mother of three children.

'She would never go a week without calling her kids. Never,' Josh said. 'Everything she does is for her kids. She's never done this. My dad had surgery last week, last Wednesday, and she wouldn't have not called or found out any of the information. It's way out of the ordinary. Something's wrong. She's not that type of person.'

Jessica Pratt is 5'7' tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has shoulder length blonde hair, hazel eyes, and a piercing above her right cheek.

Jessica's boyfriend, Sarak Mok, broke down while delivering a Valentine's message to her during an interview Thursday morning.

'I'm trying to be strong. We flew here just to find you. Baby, I don't know where you're at. Everybody's here. We're trying our hardest to look for you, and I hope we can find you soon,' Mok said.

According to New Orleans Police officials, Pratt left her belongings at the motel.

Officials say the case is under investigation.

If you know where Jessica Pratt is, call 821-2222.

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