IMMOKALEE, Fla - An Immokalee mother of four vanished over the weekend and no one knows why. Friends and family say 24 year old Esterlyne Delmas would never leave her children. Now they worry, something horrible may have happened.
Esterlyne Delmas recently moved to Immokalee from Haiti. She has four children, including a four month old baby.
"She was always kind, gentle, caring, she was being a noble person, caring for her kids, her family," says Ritza Hilaire, a friend.
But her kids, grandmother, sister and friends say no one has seen her since Saturday morning. "She went to Esterlyne's room to see if she wanted any food and when she opened the door she saw the baby was inside by herself."
Family and friends say there's no way the mother of four would just disappear and leave behind her purse, cell phone and most importantly her children. "She's not the type of person that would just leave her baby like that, especially without food, so she just left the baby, she didn't make a bottle, none of that."
They have spent days scouring Immokalee showing Esterlyne's picture around town. They have filed a missing persons report with the Collier County Sheriff's Office and even reached out to representatives who handle human trafficking.
"I thought if I could call them they would help me just in case if that was human trafficking and when I called they told me they only help with children, not adults."
In the meantime, the family will continue searching for her on their own and praying the mother of four is found safe and sound.
"I'm leaving that up to God and just keep my mind open," says Hilaire.
Esterlyne's husband, mother and two oldest children are in Haiti, but the family has confirmed she is not with any of them.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office.