The family of an Orange County woman missing since Valentine's Day is offering a $5,000 reward to help find her after authorities exhausted all their leads.
Erica Alonso, 27, was last seen Feb. 14 after she and her on-and-off boyfriend went to a Costa Mesa nightclub for drinks. At the nightclub, they met a couple who offered to drive them to his home in Irvine.
The couple left the Irvine home about 3:45 a.m. when Alonso and her on-and-off boyfriend began arguing. She is believed to have driven away in her 2014 Honda Civic, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The Honda was found March 25 in the Glenwood Park neighborhood of Aliso Viejo, a mile from her home.
Investigators say the case into her disappearance is at a standstill.
Her father, Isaac Alonso Sr., told the Los Angeles Times in late February that he would not stop looking for his daughter.
“We’re not going to give up,” he said. “We have a feeling that she is alive somewhere.”
Her family has spent weeks trying to raise funds to offer a reward for information about her disappearance. A sheriff’s reserve deputy donated $2,000 to help them reach their $5,000 goal.
Anyone with details about Erica Alonso's disappearance is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department’s homicide unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855) 847-6227, or at occrimestoppers.org.
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