California woman missing in Mexico may have been abducted while walking dog

A California woman went missing after she was taken off the street while walking her dog in Mexico last week, relatives said.

Monica De Leon, 29, of San Mateo, was walking her puppy on Nov. 29 around 5 p.m. when she was taken into a van and kidnapped. KTVU reported.

She was on her way to a gym called FIT 4 LIFE in Tepatitlán, near Guadalajara, according to a Facebook group called “Help us find Monica De Leon” that has more than 600 members.

His disappearance was reported to the US Department of State for Missing Citizens Abroad. Her family and Facebook group members are calling on California Senator Alex Padilla and Congresswoman Jackie Speier to help with the search.

Speier said SFGate said in a statement, “I am actively involved in this case and am in daily contact with the family and various federal agencies. We must do everything we can to find Monica.”

Gustavo De Leon, the missing woman’s brother, thanked members of the Facebook group for their efforts in the search.

He disappeared on November 29 on his way to a gym called FIT 4 LIFE in Tepatitlan, near Guadalajara.
Facebook / Help me find Monica D

Gustavo De Leon, the brother of the missing woman, is also a post Thank you to those who sought out and contacted California officials for their support on the Facebook page.

“You were thin as a sled, but I think we should have gotten more people in the state,” he wrote. “My family cannot thank you enough. I’m asking you to keep doing what you’re doing until we get Monica home.”

The 29-year-old was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black pants. He is reportedly about 5-foot-5-inches tall and has short black hair with blonde highlights.

It is not known if De Leon was visiting or living in Mexico at the time of his disappearance.

Monica De Leon
Authorities have not said whether De Leon was living in or visiting Mexico at the time of her disappearance.
Facebook / Help me find Monica D
missing persons poster
A Facebook group dedicated to the search for De Leon has amassed more than 600 members since its inception.
Facebook / Help me find Monica D

According to a Facebook group, her dog was left on the street when it was stolen.

It’s not immediately clear if anyone saw him being taken away or if it was caught on surveillance video.


Related Articles

Latest Posts