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Local family looking for answers as they search for missing loved one

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 23:16:29-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Members of one Corpus Christi family are deeply sadden as they continue their search for answers; hoping to find their loved one who has been missing for months.

Our KRIS 6 news team spoke to the family of 48-year-old Clara Ayala. They said this is not normal behavior for Clara to not want to speak to anyone after being contacted. Clara's sister Diana Ayala says she has not heard from her sister since the middle of August. She says Clara loves to cook, make jokes, post on social media and make sure everyone in her family is doing well.

“I’m a breast cancer patient and she checks on me all the time. The day she found out I had cancer she was constantly calling me. In July we both were positive with the coronavirus and there wasn’t a day she didn’t call me to make sure that I was okay or there wasn’t a day I didn’t call her to see if she was okay,” says Ayala.

The family says Clara was headed to San Antonio to get a few of her items from a friend. However, the family says that’s when all the calls and posts on social media stopped. Diana says they were able to find an address where they believed Clara could be and had the San Antonio Police Department conduct a welfare check, but something wasn’t right.

“Someone opens the door and states that they’re Clara and that she’s doing okay and wants to be left alone, but the police don’t have a picture of her, [they] don’t ask for ID (identification) so we don’t have confirmation. We’re not 100% sure that it is her,” said Ayala.

Diana Ayala says the family plans to go to San Antonio themselves and hopefully find some clarity.

“I just want to let her know that I don’t know what’s going on with her. I love her, I’m worried about her, I just want to make sure that she’s safe,” said Ayala.

If you know any information about the disappearance of Clara Ayala, you can call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600.