Search for missing pregnant woman: Authorities believe cell phone could provide clues

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DOVER, Ohio-- Police continue to search for a 22-year-old pregnant Ohio woman who was reported missing on Monday after she walked away from her North Tuscarawas Avenue home.

Patrona Laynez Raymundo (Photo courtesy: Dover police)

Patrona Laynez Raymundo (Photo courtesy: Dover police)

On Wednesday, Patrona Laynez Raymundo's boyfriend, Walter Diego Raymundo, showed Fox 8 News an unusual text message that he got afterwards which starts by saying, translated, "like it or if you do not like it but we have your sweetheart."

The message seems to also make a reference to payment.

Police say the context of that message is not exactly clear.

Dover police, working with the FBI and the Ohio BCI, believe they have cell phone evidence that shows Patrona Laynez Raymundo was travelling south.

Speaking with Fox 8 News through a translation app on Wednesday, Walter Raymundo said he believes Patrona is no longer in Ohio.

He told Fox 8 that he believes she is in Florida after seeing a photo that was posted on Facebook by a friend.

When Fox 8 asked to see the photo, Raymundo went to the friend's Facebook page but said it had been erased.

Police said they are also working with authorities in Florida to try and find Patrona.  But, they say all efforts to contact her directly have been unsuccessful.

Until they have first-hand confirmation of where she is and that she is okay, they are not yet ruling out anything.

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