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New info released about missing Asheville mother

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville Police released new information Monday about a mother of five who has been missing for nearly four months.

On Feb. 3, police said they were looking for 29-year-old April Pickens who had been reported missing from the Pisgah View Apartments on Dec. 27, 2011. That was all the information that was released at the time.

On Monday, police released new identifying information as the search for Pickens continues.

"It's about to tear me up, I can't deal with it," Anita Carson, Pickens' mother said. "If she's alive let me know. If she's not, I'd like to bring her home, bring her home."

Carson said her daughter usually calls when she's going to be gone for several days, but this time she knows something is wrong.

"This time she didn't call. She didn't show back up. People were calling us who we thought she was with," Carson said.

Pickens was described as black, 5'4" and 155 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She also has several tattoos - one of Chinese letters on her chest, one that reads "Eric" on her upper back and one that features the Gemini sign on her leg.

Police said Pickens was last seen at the apartments with her sister Kimya Pickens.

"I didn't see where she went or what car she got into," she said.

Investigators with the Asheville Police Department are posting missing person flyers of April Pickens.

"I just want her to come," Kimya Pickens said.

Anyone with information on Pickens's whereabouts was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

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