Family Fears Missing Wisconsin Woman Kidnapped, Brought to St. Louis to Repay Debt


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Update: Cassandra LaFave was found unharmed in Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 26.

A missing Milwaukee woman may have been kidnapped and taken to St. Louis, according to family and friends desperately looking for her.

Cassandra LaFave was last seen at a Milwaukee gas station on November 18, and her sister Kate Tocco says she may have been kidnapped and brought to St. Louis to settle a debt. LaFave struggles with addiction and mental-health issues, Tocco posts on Facebook.

"Please do not judge my sister," Tocco writes on Facebook pages spreading the word about LaFave. "Just please help find her and bring her home alive."

LaFave is 25 years old with blonde hair dyed red and hazel eyes. She is 5'9" and weighs 140 pounds. She has several tattoos -- a star by her left ear, a music note on the back of her neck, a flower on her right foot -- as well as scars on her arms from her drug addiction.

Family and friends say they've been asked not to talk to media, but Tocco told Daily RFT her sister is "kidnapped and endangered."

Tocco says police in Milwaukee, St. Louis and Kansas City are working on the case. Anyone with information about LaFave's whereabouts should call 414-302-8000.

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