COLORADO SPRINGS – As the Colorado Springs Police Department continues its investigation into the disappearance of a local woman, her mother is pleading for the public’s help.
Jepsy Amaga Kallungi, 26, has not been seen or heard from since March 20, according to her mother Margie Amaga.
A police department spokesman told News 5 CSPD is actively investigating her disappearance as a missing person case. Anyone with information that could help find Kallungi is encouraged to call the department at 719-444-7000.
The emotional toll is mounting for Margie.
“I am so worried, and I cannot sleep. I cannot concentrate for work,” she said.
Her daughter has been missing for nearly a month in Colorado Springs, while she watches on feeling hopeless from Hong Kong.
“It’s really hard for me. It’s really painful for me, because I am very far. I cannot comfort here, and I don’t know where I find her. I don’t know. I’m only alone,” Margie said.
Margie told News 5 Jepsy moved to the United States in 2017 from the Philippines.
She fell in love with a man she met online, Dane Kallungi. Kallungi, 36, a Colorado Springs resident, married Amaga in July 2017, according to Margie.
Margie said he’s the last person to have seen Jepsy, telling her he thought Jepsy was headed back to the Philippines, Mexico or Chicago to visit her friends.
Jepsy hasn’t been seen since, but a mother’s suspicions kicked in just a few days after March 20.
“She always talked to me. She always messaged me, so I wondered at the time why she’s not online,” Margie said.
As police continue their investigation, Margie is asking for help from 7,500 miles away. She’s hopeful someone out there has information that could help find Jepsy.
“I just want to find as soon as possible my daughter. I need her, so I need someone to help me,” Margie said.
Margie said she is looking at traveling to Colorado to try and find her daughter, but she’s waiting on a visa to do so.