CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A reward of $10,000 is now being offered for information on the whereabouts of a missing woman and two teenagers.
Saturday morning, a vehicle was found that belonged to one of the missing people.
Officers confirmed that a citizen called 911 around 7 a.m. saying they'd found a 4-door red, 2007 Dodge Caliber. The vehicle was located in the 11000 block of Dulin Creek Boulevard.
Family and friends continue their search for the trio who went missing under suspicious circumstances. Officials said they believe the disappearances are connected.
Twenty-three-year-old Tru Quan Le, who goes by "Sandy," went missing Wednesday from her home on the 9000 block of Seamill Road.
"This is a nightmare for us right now. We don't know what to do. We've been looking for her, and have no clue," said Thoa Ly, Le's aunt.
Thursday, family members of 17-year-old Alexandro Castillo, known as "Alex," said he had not returned home after being picked up from his home on Stonehaven Drive.
Police said Castillo was picked up by 19-year-old Ahmia M. Feaster that afternoon. Feaster was reported missing by her family Friday. It was Feaster's Dodge Caliber that was found Saturday morning.
A private investigator tells WBTV Feaster and Castillo called their families Saturday night, to tell them they are safe, but don't know where they are. Their families believe they are being held captive, and were forced to make that phone call.
Investigators said all three know each other from work and their disappearances appear to be connected. They all worked together at Showmar's on Little Rock Road.
Sandy Le's uncle said she was last traced to the QuikTrip on Eastway Drive. He said she had agreed to meet a friend who owed her $1000. She left her home Tuesday night.
However, bank statements show Le actually withdrew another $1000 instead of depositing the money she was owed.
"Her bank account is cleared. There's no money in there," Ly said.
Sandy Le is described as an Asian female, 4'8" tall weighing 110 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen driving a black 2003, 4-door Toyota Corolla with NC tag ZVE-1262. That car still has not been seen.
Le's friend, Hanedi Ibrahimovic, has been helping family find her.
"It's been really nerve-racking, really stomach-turning, because we don't know if she's okay, if she's alive," Ibrahimovic said.
Alex Castillo is described as an Hispanic male. He is 6'1" tall, weighs 180 lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes.
Ahmia Feaster is a black female, 5'3" tall, weighing 119 lbs. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen picking Castillo up from his home in a red, 4-door Dodge Caliber with NC tag DDD-2681.
Anyone who sees or has information about these three missing persons is asked to call 911 immediately. In addition, you may also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Detective J.L. Tuttle is the lead detective in this case.