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ALAMOSA COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) –The Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a 21-year-old woman who went missing.

The sheriff’s office said that Cheyenne Goins was in contact with several people the night she went missing, including a suspect in an officer-involved shooting in Thornton on Aug. 18.

Her family tells us she was last seen at a bar in Alamosa on Aug. 8. She was seen hanging with friends that night and then went silent.  

“As soon as we found out that she hadn’t been posting anything. We automatically knew that something happened,” her sister Mandy Goins-Gonzales said. 

That concern intensified after police shot a man in Thornton this week, they say was a suspect in Goins’ disappearance. 

Witnesses said the man pulled out a gun before he was shot by officers. 

“When I did hear that it did make me anxious. It made me really overwhelmed. She means everything to me. She is like my ray of sunshine. And with her missing and being gone and (her disappearance) been really hard,” her sister Ali Goins said.

Police are not releasing any other details about the man’s possible involvement in Goins’ disappearance other than he had reportedly been seen with her when she was last seen. 

A missing poster shows Goins has a distinct tattoo above her left eye.  

Family members describe her as a spirited sister who loves to dance and sing. She has a 3-year-old son.  

” Somebody knows what happened where Cheyenne is. What happened to her. Please help us find Cheyene and help my family find my sister and bring her home,” Goins-Gonzales said. 

The man who police describe as a suspect has not identified. 

If you have info your asked to Contact the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office at 719-589-5807.

The sheriff’s office has not made any arrests in Goins’ disappearance.