The family of an American woman have appealed to the public for help weeks after she was reportedly put in a van while walking her dog in Mexico.
29-year-old Monica De Leon was kidnapped near Guadalajara on November 29, according to her family.
The San Mateo, California native was on her way to a gym called FIT 4 LIFE in Tepatitkan when she was kidnapped, KTVU first reported.
Her family started a Facebook group called “Help Us Find Monica De Leon,” which has nearly 800 members as of Wednesday morning.
They have called on California Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feisntein and Congresswoman Jackie Speier to help find Monica.
The family said the disappearance had already been reported to the US State Department.
Monica, who is about 5ft 5, was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and black pants. She has short hair with black and blonde highlights.
Her dog was reportedly found alone in the street after she was kidnapped.
It is not clear if the kidnapping was caught on surveillance video or if there were witnesses.
It’s also unclear if Monica lived in Mexico or the United States.
“We, the family, are asking everyone to continue to support us in pressuring world leaders and those influential to allocate all resources to those assisting in their quest,” Monica’s family said in a statement.
“Keep spreading the word about Monica and reaching out to representatives. The more people get involved, the more support we will get from the government,” they added.
Rep. Speier told SFGate that her office is working to locate Monica.
“I am actively involved in the case and am in daily contact with the family and various federal authorities,” says Speier.
“We absolutely must do everything we can to find Monica.”
The US Sun has reached out to the Facebook group for more information on Monica’s disappearance.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6862183/missing-american-monica-de-leon-mexico/ The family is asking for answers about missing American Monica De Leon, 29, who was bundled into a van while walking the dog in Mexico.