If you watch The Bachelor, you know Rebekah Martinez as a free spirit who had great chemistry with the former race car driver, Arie Luyendyk, looking for true love. She is on the missing persons list in Humboldt County, California.
A news release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says that Martinez’s mother said her daughter called November 12, using a friend’s cell phone, and told her,
“she was going to work on a marijuana farm and would see her in seven to eight days.“
Martinez’s mother filed the missing person report November 18, and deputies who tried unsuccessfully to reach her, turned over to the criminal investigations division.
Her mother that Martinez had called her November 18 — the day the missing person report was filed — and was heading home. But the deputy was unable to make direct contact with the Martinez, so she remained listed as “missing.”
An ABC spokeswoman Courtney Kugel said that during part of the time she was “missing”, Martinez was working on The Bachelor, filming in September, October and November of last year.
Martinez, known as Bekah M, she appeared on weekly episodes that aired January 1-29. One of the season’s most dramatic moments occurred when she dined with the bachelor, former race car driver Arie Luyendyk Jr., and revealed her true age, 22 to Luyendyk’s 36.
Meanwhile, back in California, a reader called the sheriff’s office and told them she’d seen one of those missing people alive and well on TV!
The sheriff’s office contacted the mother again, who said Martinez really had tried to contact the sheriff’s office back in December but couldn’t get through to a deputy. An officer finally spoke with Martinez on Wednesday afternoon and, assured she was OK, changed her status to “found.”