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Family of missing woman confirms she was pregnant; Boyfriend denies romantic relations

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Apr 29 2013 12:21:02 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 30 2013 11:35:33 AM CDT

Family of missing woman confirms she was pregnant

PUEBLO, Colo. -

The boyfriend of a missing Denver woman last seen in Pueblo insists he's not Kelsie Schelling's boyfriend. He says he never even dated her.

Schelling's family says he is, and that she was pregnant with his child when she went missing. Schelling's family says their 22-year-old daughter drove to Pueblo the night she disappeared to meet up with her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas. The family says the trip came hours after Schelling met with a doctor about her pregnancy. Her family says she didn't run away.

Schelling's family says Kelsie was eight weeks pregnant when she disappeared the night of Feb. 4.

"We all love and miss Kelsie so much and are more deeply saddened to know that whatever happened to her that night also involved her unborn child, my first grandchild as well," said Laura Saxton, Kelsie's mom.

KRDO-TV called Donthe Lucas, the man Schelling's family says she had come to meet in Pueblo. Lucas said he wanted to speak to the media, but he said his lawyer had advised him not to. When KRDO-TV asked to speak to his lawyer, Lucas said, "I'd rather just have my name stay out of the media altogether."

When KRDO-TV asked again what Lucas' relations were with Schelling, he said, "I'm not gonna answer your questions so at this time.  I'm gonna hang up again." Lucas proceeded to hang up the phone.

Lucas says he met Schelling his first year of college, in the fall of 2011. He says they were friends, but they never dated. Lucas would not answer whether he was the father of Schelling's child.

If anyone has information on Schelling's disappearance, call Pueblo Crime Stoppers at 542-STOP.
Schelling's family is offering up to a $10,000 reward to anyone who has information leading to an arrest.

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