ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - UPDATE: The Orlando Police Department has tweeted that a missing Orlando woman, Donna Lea Jones, has been found and safe.
Orlando police officers are searching for a missing mother. They say 50-year-old Donna Lea Jones, known as Lea, never came back home on Monday afternoon.
"We are just desperate to find her. She's a single mother with a 4-year-old and we love her," said friend Sonia Sehler.
Sehler said they reported Lea missing after she failed to come back to her Baldwin Park home, where a friend was watching her little girl.
"I know it's overwhelming sometimes to be a single mom, there's no question to it," Sehler added.
Police said Jones left in her white 2016 Toyota Rav 4 and never returned.
"We don't know what we're doing. We're desperate to find her. We believe she may be at a hotel somewhere. We have no idea."
Friends do not think she has been abducted, but they are worried she could be in some kind of danger.
"She left things out for the guardianship for her child, phone numbers."
Sehler has a message for Lea if she's watching: "Please come back to us Lea. Please come back to us. We can't do this without you, just come back."
Anyone with information on Donna Lea Jones is asked to call the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).