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The FBI is offering a $40,000 reward to help find a California woman who went missing in Mexico while walking home from work with her dog.
Monica De Leon Barba, 29, was abducted and ‘forced into a van’ in Tepatitlan de Morelos, a city in the western Mexico state of Jalisco, on November 29 around 5 pm – with Wednesday marking the four-month mark since her disappearance.
Friends grew frantic over de Leon’s whereabouts when she failed to show up at a local gym FIT 4 LIFE. When they went out searching for her, they found her dog running loose around the city.
The FBI’s San Francisco Field Office told the SF Gate that De Leon Barba had been in Mexico since June 2022. The Family said she traveled there often to work on her photography portfolio and to visit family. Her plan was to travel home to San Mateo before the Christmas holiday but never arrived.
Her disappearance comes amid a spate of kidnappings of US citizens in Mexico, with authorities urging Americans to avoid traveling to high-risk areas.