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Search continues for missing Slidell woman


SLIDELL, La. - Late Sunday night, surveillance cameras at a gas station on Highway 11 in Slidell captured the last known images of Crystal Friedman.

Friedman, a 28-year-old mother, never made it home - leaving her loved ones on edge since Monday morning.

"That's when we realized something was wrong," said Charles Friedman, Crystal's father.

According to investigators, Sunday night Friedman watched the Saints game and bought a few drinks at Natal's bar.

They say she then went across the street to the gas station where, again, surveillance video shows her going inside to buy a few items, before driving off.

Authorities say Crystal was spotted once more heading south on Highway 11 in her silver 2011 Hyundai Sonata, but after that - nothing.

"There's been no contact," Charles Friedman said. "It's like she disappeared from the face of the earth, you know. Something happened to her. If it's not an accident, it's something else. We're looking into every possibility."

Friday, St. Tammany Sheriff's deputies searched areas near the Highway 11 bridge with boats and sonar equipment and also by air.

They focused on that area after learning that, Sunday night, Crystal mentioned making a possible trip across the lake to a bar called Crazy Al's near Fort Pike.

Crystal lives in Slidell with her parents and her young son.

Loved ones say she would never go this long without making contact.

"She lived for (her son)," Charles Friedman said while fighting back tears. "That's not Crystal. She would've called. She would've come home."

Now, family members hope someone out there may be able to help them with clues.

"I want people to just talk to your neighbors, everybody," said Crystal's mother, Pamela Friedman. "The least little bit of information. Anything."

Authorities say Crystal Friedman drives a silver 2011 Hyundai Sonata – Louisiana license plate VIH-727.

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