Jolissa Fuentes Selma, California disappeared on August 7 after a party – just a day later Kiely Rodni disappear – and the similarity in their case is eye-opening.
In a statement to Sun22 year old girl’s mother, Norma Nunez, said her daughter was coming home from a party in the early hours of that Sunday morning. At 3:59 a.m., she stopped for a snack at a gas station and called her sister – we know because we have call logs and She was seen on video thanks to the gas station’s CCTV camera.
Unfortunately, that was the last time she was seen or heard from. Her sister was sleeping and missed that first call; Jolissa tried again at 5:24 a.m. and 5:25 a.m. to no avail. It’s not clear why she felt the need to call so late, if it was just to talk or if she felt she was in danger. But after that last call, her phone went silent.
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This situation sounds strangely like Kiely Rodni’s. The little girl texted her mother shortly after midnight on August 6 while going home from a party and also disappeared into the night…
There’s almost no way the instances are connected, though. California is a big state – all of this happened about 300 miles from where Kiely went missing.
The Selma Police Department reports that they believe Jolissa passed through Sanger after leaving the store and may have traveled to Pine Flat and Avocado Lake. The search is currently concentrated in this area, but what is more strange is that the woman has no digital footprint. Sheriff Rudy Alcaraz stated in a press release:
“Up until this point, it’s very rare for a 22-year-old girl to not have a digital footprint, i.e. mobile phones, social networks, bank cards, things of that nature.”
He also reiterated the family’s statements – this is not “normal behavior” for the young woman:
“Also, from the very beginning, the Fuentes family was adamant that this was not normal behavior for Jolissa.”
Due to her unusual behavior, police decided to treat the case as “criminal in nature” – but they were halted in their search. The Alcaraz officer said the area is “huge” and they are still “hindered” by COVID-19 at times, but the team is doing “all it can”. In the weeks since she went missing, their effort has reached 288 HOURS! But they still have a long way to go. They’re trying to cover 1,740 miles of land!
Nunez did not give up. As the police continued to search the area, she was GoFundMe on behalf of her family to assist in the search. Description asks for prayers to help find her daughter:
“First, thank you Lord Jesus for your loving grace, this is my daughter, Jolissa Fuentes, who has been missing since Sunday 7 Aug 2022. We have been missing without warning. With her, we are begging the public’s help to fund my efforts to find Jolissa. Whatever God puts in your heart is appreciated. Please help bring my baby girl home with us.”
There have been rumors that this case will Adventures with purposenext stop. The a YouTube The group known for investigating cold cases were the last to recover Rodni’s body after two weeks. However, these rumors are yet to be confirmed.
So sad. Our hearts go out to Jolissa’s loved ones, we hope she is safe soon. If you’d like to contribute to the family, you can find the link HERE.
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