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Investigation underway: WPB family abducted

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - West Palm Beach Police are searching for a missing family. The Department of Children and Family Services reported Iraetta Frierson, who is nine months pregnant, her 4-year-old and 2-year-old daughters, and her boyfriend, Mattew Lowe, missing.

The two children are under the custody and care of DCF after Frierson was charged with child neglect last July. West Palm Beach Police said she left three of her children, ages 10, 3 and 1, home alone while she went clubbing with her mother.

According to her neighbors, Frierson's older daughter was returned to her care. Now, they are concerned for Iraetta and the children.

Iraetta's neighbors in Robinson Village on 45th Street in West Palm Beach said she had visitation rights with her girls and had no reason to abduct them. They haven't seen her for weeks. No one answers her apartment door. Now, they fear the worst.

"I'm scared for her and the children," said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified. "I'm very scared for her and the kids."

One neighbor said she's known Iraetta and her family for four years, but the outgoing woman she met changed when Iraetta started seeing Mattew Lowe last fall. Lowe served a total of six years in prison for stealing several cars.

"I used to see her all the time," she said. "She used to be out here, hanging out, chilling and having fun."

The last time people saw Iraetta Frierson at her apartment in Robinson Village was about a month ago. One neighbor told us they say Iraetta packing her clothes into the back of Lowe's black Dodge Charger, but they say they're not sure if she went willingly.

"I don't think so," said her neighbor. "I really don't. She just wanted love but she got love in the wrong places."

No one knows where Iraetta is now. A parole officer knocked on her door of her apartment Thursday afternoon. There was no answer and the power has been cut off.

"I just pray that she comes home and everybody wishes for the best that she'll be back," said her neighbor. "Her and her kids, safe and sound."

Iraetta Frierson's neighbors said she has a fourth child, a little girl, possibly 2 or 3, who lives with the child's father. If you have any information about where Iraetta Frierson or Mattew Lowe are, call police.

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