On Jan. 1, there was no way Lora Bacy could have known, as her "bubbly" 21-year-old daughter packed her belongings to move in with a "strange" man.
The body of Dallas resident Jacqueline Hughes wouldn't be found hidden away in the garage of that man's Oak Cliff home for another eight days.
But Bacy hasn't seen her daughter, Jasmine Adams, since she left her Fort Worth home. Now the family fears the worst.
"I hadn't even seen the news footage of the lady being missing," Bacy said Saturday in a phone interview. "If I'd known, I wouldn't have let my daughter go."
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Bacy filed missing persons reports concerning Adams with both Fort Worth and Dallas police Friday. The Dallas detective on the case showed Bacy a photo Friday of the man police believe Adams was last seen with, 31-year-old Brandon Sampson.
Sampson is being sought as a suspect in Hughes' murder, after Hughes' body was found in his Oak Cliff garage on Jan. 9. Detective Derick Chaney confirmed that the investigation into Sampson now includes finding Adams.
"I broke down. I couldn't believe it was real," Bacy said. "I had to tell myself to calm down, but it all just feels unreal. This is not like my daughter, to be with someone like that."
Hughes had been missing since Christmas Day before Dallas police found her body.
Bacy said on the day her daughter told her she was moving out of the family home, Adams told her she had known Sampson for just two months. Bacy tried to dissuade her from making the move.
"There was clearly something about him that I didn't like. He wouldn't really give eye contact," Bacy said. "It was all so out of the blue, and she looked like she wasn't really sure about it. It wasn't her normal persona that day."
Dallas police are asking anyone with information on Jasmine Adams' whereabouts, or the whereabouts of Brandon Sampson, to call Detective Chaney at (214) 283-4804, or Dallas Crime Stoppers at (214) 373-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.