Have You Seen Jessica?

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:03pm

The family of a missing woman in Ascension Parish needs you help. Jessica Karasinski has been missing since last summer, when she was five months pregnant.

Authorities believe 20-year-old Karasinski is traveling with a man, wanted by U.S. Marshals on a fugitive warrant. She was last seen in August and authorities believe she is traveling with 28-year-old Eric Gautreau, who has an extensive criminal record.

The last time Jessica spoke to her mother was in November. Since then her phone has been disconnected and she hasn’t logged onto her MySpace page. Her family’s biggest concern is making sure that not only Jessica is safe, but that her child is safe as well. Member of Gautreau’s family told authorities that the baby was born at Earl K. Long Hospital, but there is no record of that. Investigators don’t know if Karasinski and her baby are in Louisiana or out of state.

Nicole Governale, Jessica Karasinski’s aunt, says, “If she’s out there, anywhere, if she could reach out and even or get someone else to call and let us know that she’s okay and that the baby is okay. We really need to locate her and know this.

If you have information about where Jessica Karasinski is tonight you’re asked to call the Gonzales Police Department at 647-9537.