Jess Porter, 39, of Chicago.

The family of a 39-year-old woman, who is originally from Lake County, is seeking the public’s help in locating the woman, who has been missing for three months.

Jess Porter, also known as Jess Porter-Sypniewski and Jess Quatraro, was last heard from in September.

Her last known location was near Belmont Avenue and Kedzie Avenue in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.

Porter is described as being 5-foot-9, 140 pounds, with dark brown or black hair and blue or green eyes.

She has several tattoos, including a lion on her right shoulder, a vine on her right clavicle and a red heart with wings that says “daddy girl” on her left arm.

She also has a tattoo of stars on her left forearm.

Porter, who is 39 years old, is a graduate of Grayslake Central High School and previously worked at The Vine in Grayslake.

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“She has a big heart and an amazing smile that lights up the room. She will always be part of our family,” The Vine said on social media.

“With all of your help we hope to find her soon, so that she can safely come home to her family,” the restaurant added.

A family friend told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that Porter’s parents reside in Gurnee.

Porter grew up near Lake Villa and has bounced between Lake, Kenosha and Cook counties.

The family initially contacted the Gurnee Police Department but the case was transferred to the Chicago Police Department.

Porter is believed to be in a mental health crisis and the police have said they cannot pursue the case because she is considered homeless, the family friend said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 312-569-0773 or email