Friends and fellow Filipino-Americans gathered at Deerfield Park Friday to pray for hope for missing 26-year-old Jepsy Kallungi.
“She just disappeared without a trace, and that’s why we’re here to find her,” Rachel Jackson said.
On April 4, Jepsy’s friend called Colorado Springs police and asked them to check on her. Officers were unable to contact her, and initiated a missing person case.
“I hope we’re going to have answers soon to a lot of our questions,” said Lourdes Medina, a fellow Filipina who wants justice for Jespy.
Jackson said Jepsy’s mom said the last time she heard from her was on March 20. That is also the last time Jepsy was active on her Facebook Messenger account. A friend of Jepsy’s said a message she sent to Jepsy was read on March 21, but there was no response.
“I know the mom, we talk on the phone,” Jackson said. “She reached out to me and we talk on the phone. I feel bad because right now there is nothing she can do. She just keeps crying.”
The prayer meeting was hosted by Jackson, who said the American-Filipino community supports Jepsy and wants justice for her. She said they are keeping positive on Jepsy’s whereabouts.
“If she is out there, I hope you’re in good hands,” Jackson said. “I hope you’re safe and I hope you are going to come out and give your mom and family peace of mind, ’cause they are waiting for you.”
The Colorado Springs Police Department has assigned the Homicide/Assault Unit to this the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at (719) 444-7000 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867).