Jolissa Fuentes death: Mom of missing California woman says 'someone, somewhere, KNOWS SOMETHING'

'I think Jolissa's disappearance is out of the ordinary and there is suspicious activity,' her mother Norma Nunez said

Jolissa Fuentes death: Mom of missing California woman says 'someone, somewhere, KNOWS SOMETHING'
Jolissa Fuentes left a party to go home, stopping at a gas station for a snack (Image provided by Norma Nunez)
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Update: Selma police officials have been able to give missing Jolissa Fuentes's mom Norma Nunez closure. Norma had been pleading for information related to her 22-year-old daughter's disappearance on August 7. Now, two months later on October 11, Fuentes was found dead inside her crashed car at the bottom of a cliff in the Sierra Nevada foothills, official shared. 

Fuentes' body was found by Selma Police Chief Rudy Alcaraz who led the investigation into Fuentes’ disappearance. “I just got lucky in finding the location where her car went off the road,” Alcaraz said in a news conference Tuesday, October 11. After stopping his patrol car near a curve in the road, he saw tire tracks in the dry brush, reports CNN.

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SELMA, CALIFORNIA: The search for Jolissa Fuentes has become a criminal investigation, three weeks after she went missing from a gas station. As per the surveillance footage, Fuentes was last seen at a Selma gas station around 4 am on August 7, about 16 miles south of Fresno. Nobody has heard from the 22-year-old since.

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"I think Jolissa's disappearance is out of the ordinary and there is suspicious activity," Fuentes' mother, Norma Nunez, told MEAWW. "Someone surely did something to her and people know something." She added, "We are still doing search operations and we will not stop until our baby is home, we go out everyday and look for our baby."

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Fuentes disappeared while she was out getting snacks. Adventures With Purpose (AWP) recently confirmed that there was no trace of Fuentes in Selma's lakes, which is the area where her phone was traced to the last time. Fuentes left a party to go home, stopping at a gas station for a snack. She reportedly called her sister at 3.59 am, but she was asleep at the time. Fuentes again called her at 5.24 am and 5.25 am. This was reportedly her last known activity and her phone has gone silent since. Her vehicle has also not been found. 

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Jolissa Fuentes with her mother Norma Nunez (Image provided by Norma Nunez)
Jolissa Fuentes with her mother Norma Nunez (Image provided by Norma Nunez)

Selma Police Chief Rudy Alcaraz said police were going to find Fuentes no matter what it takes, but Nunez does not seem so sure about their efforts. "I don’t feel the authorities are doing enough, at least from my point of view. I would like them to treat this case as if it were their own child," Nunez said. Meanwhile, Internet sleuths have come together to form a Facebook group called 'Find Jolissa Fuentes', where they have been sharing clues, ideas, and praying for Fuentes' safe return. 

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In an earlier interview with MEAWW, Nunez said, "I love all my kids more than one can imagine. Lissy (Jolissa) is my baby girl and she is the strongest and toughest of all my children. She is family-oriented and loves everyone dearly. Lissy lights up any room she enters. The last few days have been very tough and we just want her back home, where she belongs."

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The search for Jolissa Fuentes has become a criminal investigation three weeks after she disappeared from a gas station (Image provided by Norma Nunez)
The search for Jolissa Fuentes has become a criminal investigation three weeks after she disappeared from a gas station (Image provided by Norma Nunez)

"Jolissa was at my sister-in-law's house the last time I spoke with her before she disappeared," Nunez said. "I believe she was telling me something about her brother. Lissy loved her brothers and sisters." Stressing how urgent it is to find Jolissa right now, Nunez said, "Please treat this case as if it was your own child. There is an urgency to find her. We are lost without her and we need her back at the earliest. Please help bring my baby home."

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