Missing North Carolina woman, son may be in Valley

Aidan Canelos

Authorities believe a missing North Carolina woman and her child may be in the Rio Grande Valley.

Family members told investigators that they last heard from 28-year-old Jessica Canelos back on May 18th.

Both Jessica and her 4-year-old son Aidan Canelos have not been seen or contacted her husband since.

Action 4 News spoke to the Havelock Police Department in North Carolina who confirmed the case.

According to authorities, Jessica TMs cell phone was last tracked to the Brownsville area.

Both she and 42-year-old North Carolina man Chris Eugene Johnson entered the United States from Matamoros back on May 20th.

It's not clear why they may be in the area but the LostNMissing website reports that they did not 4-year-old Aidan with them when they crossed the border.

Although no foul play is suspected, family members and authorities are concerned because she had not made contact with them.

Jessica Canelos is described as having auburn/blondish hair with blue eyes and freckles.

She drives a silver 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with North Carolina license plates TYS-2434.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local police department or the Havelock Police Department in North Carolina at (252) 447-3212.