Police in Haines City, Florida are asking for the public’s help to find a woman who went missing Sunday.
28-year-old Yanela Lorente was last seen leaving her home and was last heard from later that night when she texted a family member according to an NBC affiliate WFLA. She was reported missing the next day.
Multiple police departments have been looking for Yanela, and her family has been posting flyers where her car was last seen. Police said she was driving her white 2013 Kia Optima. The car was later found parked off a road near the entrance to a wildlife reserve.
“We’ve been looking, we’ve been searching everywhere, we’ve been putting out flyers everywhere,” said her sister Yanisleidi Lorente. “I’m devastated. Me and her were very close, she raised me when I was younger…”
Haines City Police Chief James Elensky said it doesn’t seem like the woman ran off.
“There’s no indication of a fight,” he said. “She has no history of leaving days at a time without contacting her mom or somebody. There’s just no history of leaving. So the longer this goes on, the more we’re going to suspect foul play.”
Police have interviewed Yanela's boyfriend, who was the last person to see her.
Lorente was last seen wearing a red and white flannel shirt with long sleeves, a white t-shirt with black letters, short dark-colored shorts and black shoes. Lorente is about 5’4” with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a scar on her right thigh, surgical scars on her abdomen, and a belly button piercing.
If you have any information call (863) 242-2188. You can also submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-226-8477.
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