2 women missing from Gary; car found with fire damage

GARY, Ind. — Police are looking for two women who went missing from Gary.

Jessica Flores, 36, and Melina Cottrell, 26, were last seen Monday, authorities said. It's believed the two women were together.

Flores, who is from South Chicago Heights, was driving her boyfriend's car when she disappeared, police said. It was found abandoned in South Chicago Heights with fire damage and some of her belongings inside.

Flores is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes.

Cottrell has light brown hair, brown eyes and stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds.

Anyone with information on Flores should contact Det. Chris Adams at 219-755-3855.

Anyone with information on Cottrell should contact Sgt. Mark Salazar at 219-881-1209 or the Crime Tip Line at 866-CRIME-GP.

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