MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - Friends of a missing mother in Shelby County said she would never leave for an extended period of time without taking her children or calling to let them know she's safe.
Police issued a City Watch for 31-year-old Karen Thomas, who goes by her middle name Denise, on Monday.
Tuesday, friends and family formed a circle in front of Thomas' home in Raleigh to pray for her safe return.
"We just want Karen to come home," said family friend Nyesha Brown.
According to friends, Thomas is in the middle of a divorce from her husband, Terrence Thomas. In addition, friends said Thomas would never leave unexpectedly for some time away.
"She wants to be around everybody. She's the life of the party. She wouldn't take time from her kids," said Brown.
Thomas has a 14-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.