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Community, police to search for missing Hartford mother Tuesday

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Police are asking for the public's help locating 23-year-old Tashauna Jackson. (Hartford Police Department) Police are asking for the public's help locating 23-year-old Tashauna Jackson. (Hartford Police Department)
Community, police to search for missing Hartford mother Tuesday (WFSB) Community, police to search for missing Hartford mother Tuesday (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Family and friends are trying desperately to not give up hope after a young Hartford mother went missing nearly one week ago.

Tashuana Jackson, who is 23, has a 5-year-old son and was last seen outside her mother’s apartment on Barbour Street last Tuesday.

"Ms. Jackson we’ve known has been missing since last Tuesday under some very unusual circumstances. She’s a mother of a 5-year-old and has no history of disappearing or missing," said Hartford Police Chief James Rovella.

Close friends said it is unlikely that Jackson would leave on her own and just disappear.

Sha-Ron Blair helped organize a vigil for Jackson on Monday evening.

She has known Jackson since grade school and said the 23-year-old would never abandon her son.

Jackson was at her mother’s apartment when she was picked up by someone in a truck around 11 p.m.

She did not come home that night and she didn’t show up at her job the next day.

Hartford police are calling Jackson’s disappearance “suspicious” and have said they are talking to several witnesses.

"She never disappeared before --- she loved her son - her son is her everything - she would never run off,” Blair said.

The vigil on Monday was held at 6:30 p.m. on Barbour Street and Cleveland where Jackson was last seen.

Citizens and police are gathering at 9 a.m. on Tuesday to help search for Jackson. Police said they will be searching Keney Park.

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