On April 3, 2022, 19-year-old Aisha Bethune left her job at Whataburger at 3:00 am.
"She had just got off a work at three o'clock in the morning," said her father, Derrick Bethune, reports FOX 26 "She woke up about 11:30, and I say, ‘babe I’m going to go wash clothes,' and she asked me if I had her work pants and stuff like that. I know she told me she had an appointment at 4:30 in the evening to go to a shop, which is off North Sam Houston Parkway."
According to her father, he gave Aisha some money and left to run some errands, and when he attempted to contact his daughter, his calls and texts went unanswered, reports Fox 26.
Aisha spoke with her mother, Teresa Bethune when she stopped at a Chevron gas station near North Sam Houston Parkway and Imperial Valley. She was driving her 2017 burgundy Nissan Altima with Arkansas license plate 623-ZCZ.
"We like to have fun and laugh," Teresa said, reports Fox 26. "She said, ‘mom I need some gas.’ and I said okay and CashApp'd her four bucks. We talked for a minute more. She said ‘ooh, this gas is so high I’m going to need a bicycle,' so, we laugh and I told her I have to get ready for work."
She could hear Aisha pumping gas into her car. No one has seen or heard from Aisha since.
“She called me, and we talked, and she went to a gas station,” her mother Teresa Bethune said, reports Click 2 Houston. “We actually don’t know if she left the gas station, but no one had heard from her since Sunday.”
Her family said that Aisha moved to Houston from out of state and only has a few friends they are aware of, reports Fox 26. When they realized no one had seen Aisha, they reported her missing to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Her family has continued to search for Aisha and call her phone. Her family said they received "mysterious calls from her cell phone," reports Fox 26 Houston. Fox 26 obtained the audio voicemail left by a male voice calling from Aisha's phone. Her family said they do not recognize the man's voice.
"Hey dog, check it out. You can (explicit) up a family, I will (explicit) up one, too. So you wanna [muffled words] pick your battles, bro. Don't play with me, dog. (explicit) find somebody to play with, I ain't the one. You better leave her alone before I pop your top (explicit), peeeeace," the recording stated, reports Fox 26.
The family requested that authorities ping her phone, and obtain the information about her cell phone record directly. "Cricket Wireless will not allow us. They say due to privacy laws we can't get our own phone log. We have to have a subpoena from the police," Teresa told Fox 26.
Aisha Bethune is not the only woman last seen at a Texas gas station. On February 3, 2021, 39-year-old Cynthia Bah-Traore was last seen on video surveillance at a gas station in the 1000 block of East Criner Street in Grandview, Texas. Grandview is about 230 miles north of Houston, directly up Highway 6 North. Her abandoned vehicle, a metallic blue Mazda CX-5 with Texas license plate NMJ3883, was located on February 11, 2021, in Waco, Texas. Cynthia has never been located.
I don't know how to feel," says Teresa, holding back tears. "I'm sad because that is my only living child. The only one we have. I miss her. I feel like I'm losing my mind because my daughter has never been away from me like this, and we talk every day. It's strange that I'm not getting anything from her, and so I am texting her every day saying, 'I love you, and I'm not giving up on looking for you.' If someone has her and is holding her against her will, and has her on some drug, I want her to know that she's still loved, and she's going to be looked for, and it doesn't matter how long it takes we are never giving up."
The family has been handing out flyers, searching the city of Houston, posting on social media, and doing everything they can to find Aisha.
Aisha Bethune is 5'4" and weighs 290 pounds.
If you have any information, please contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-755-7427 or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Link to Cynthia Bah Traore case: https://original.newsbreak.com/@the-vivid-faces-of-the-vanished-1590506/2486903573297-missing-crowley-texas-woman-s-vehicle-found-abandoned-in-waco-authorities-seek-help-locating-her