Missing Woman Reappears—on Reality TV

'MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2018 2:53 PM CST

(Newser) – It turns out missing people are pretty easy to find when they appear every week in your living room. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a 22-year-old woman reported missing in November in California was found this week—because she's a current contestant on The Bachelor. The strange story started when Bekah Martinez's mom reported her missing to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office on Nov. 18. According to BuzzFeed, Martinez's mom said her daughter had gone to the area to work on a marijuana farm and she hadn't heard from her in a week. The Sheriff's Office was unable to find Martinez or contact anyone who might know her, so Martinez was added to the California Department of Justice's list of missing people.

That list was the basis for a story in the North Coast Journal about the high number of missing people in Humboldt County. The newspaper shared the story Thursday on Facebook and asked readers if they recognized any of the missing people. Amy O'Brien did. "I was like wait a minute, she looks so familiar," O'Brien tells the Chronicle. "I instantly thought of The Bachelor." The Journal informed the sheriff's office, which contacted Martinez and removed her from the list. "MOM. how many times do I have to tell you I don’t get cell service on The Bachelor??," Martinez tweeted after learning she was a missing person. The Bachelor started filming in September, and it's unclear if Martinez was still filming when she was reported missing. She tweets "the scariest thing" about being a missing person "is that my efforts to conceal The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted" (Read more The Bachelor stories.)

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