Husband missing after NJ mom disappears

MT. LAUREL, N.J. -- Police and family members are pleading for help finding a young mother of two who has been missing since December - and now it appears her husband is missing, too.

26-year-old Erica Crippen Crosby was last seen with her husband at the PJ Whelihan's restaurant in Cherry Hill on December 30th.

Erica's family believes she is a victim of foul play. They say she wouldn't just get up and leave her two young daughters behind.

Her family says her husband, Kyle Crosby, was supposed to pick up the 7-year-old from school but never showed up.

And now they say they can't get a hold of him.

"It's definitely not like her," Erica's cousin Barbara Kellam told Action News. "She has a 2-month-old daughter and a 7-year-old daughter also. She's a mother first. She would never leave her kids."

At 10:30 p.m. on the night she was last seen, Erica updated her Facebook page. But there have been no postings since then. Previously she had posted on Facebook almost every day.

Her husband's last post was on January 2nd.

He sent out this message: "I need a babysitter for the girls! Does anyone know a reliable one? Please let me know."

Erica's family says Kyle was questioned by police but disappeared shortly afterward.

They say he disconnected his phone and hasn't shown up for work.

"We're worried," said Kellam. "Where is she at? Come home! Let us know something. Anybody who knows something, let us know. We're worried sick."

The family plans to organize a search effort Friday night.

Erica is described as 5'3", 105 pounds, with brown eyes and sometimes gray colored contacts. She has straight black hair with red highlighted tips.

Police have released a description of her car: a missing red Ford Taurus with multi-colored doors.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Mt. Laurel Police at 856-234-1414.
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