Dec. 20, 2010 -- Las Vegas police are searching for a lawyer turned showgirl who has been missing for more than a week, and her sister believes the dancer may be in danger.
"Bring her home. Let her go. Let us know something. What is it that you want?" Celeste Flores-Narvaez said in an open plea for her sister's return.
Debbie Flores-Narvaez, 31, is a burlesque dancer at the Luxor Casino's "Fantasy" show. When she didn't turn up for her performance on Dec. 13, friends and loved ones were worried.
Police found her car in a parking lot in the northwest section of the city and are now conducting forensic testing. Investigators reportedly found a purse or makeup bag in the back seat.
"I just wish an officer could've come out, and somebody could've found her address from her license plate," her friend Theresa Howey said.
Woman Gave Up Law for Dance
Dancing was Debbie Flores-Narvaez's dream. According to her Facebook page, she had a law degree and a master's in finance. Her sister said she'd also been a cheerleader for the Washington Redskins.
Debbie Flores-Narvaez put all that on hold to grab a spot at headlining on the Las Vegas strip.
"It's not (like) her to go missing," Celeste Flores-Narvaez told KTNV TV, ABC News' affiliate in Las Vegas. "It's not her to take a small vacation like this."
Sister Believes Missing Woman Alive
Deon Ridley, a friend who danced with the dancer for three years, said Flores-Narvaez had expressed concern over obsessed fans.
"Being in the industry that she's in, being in a burlesque show, it's very risqué for any female in Las Vegas. Her safety is very important," her partner said.
The missing dancer's sister said police have a few persons of interest, but she is adamant that her sister is alive.
"There is no hope or prayer because she is okay. There is no ifs, ands or buts," she said.