A California woman vanished after meeting someone on the OkCupid dating app two weeks ago, her devastated family said — as they desperately seek help from the public in tracking her down.
“Every day it feels like there’s another moment that something could be happening to her. Our family is just breaking down. We can’t eat. We can’t — hard to sleep,” Khandaria Alexander told Fox 40 about her missing sister, Leslie Ben-Iesau of Sacramento.
Another sister, Caroline Ben-Iesau, said, “She told me there was somebody on the way to come pick her up. And she would keep me informed. She would keep in touch and let me know. And that’s the last I heard from her.”
Leslie’s cell phone provider informed the family Tuesday that there has not been any activity on her service since 8:45 a.m. April 15, when she was last heard from.
“If anybody uses this site, OkCupid, I would like them to reach out if they have any information on a person that goes by the name of Bea. That would really help my family out or to call the Sacramento Police Department,” Alexander told the news outlet.
Police told Fox 40 that there has been no indication of foul play in Leslie’s disappearance. Her family told the outlet she has mental-health issues.
Caroline said she became alarmed when Leslie failed to respond to her texts.
“She would’ve at least turned her phone on. Even if she didn’t always reply right away. She would have her phone on,” she told Fox 40, adding that her sister even appeared to have her device turned off on her birthday this past weekend.
“When her birthday came, I sent her another message and by midday, without her opening, turning her phone on or texting us, or anything, I knew that there was something wrong,” Caroline told the station.
“Leslie, if you’re watching this, if you see this, know that we are looking for you. We love you. We want you to come home. And hopefully, you’re safe. And we’ll see you soon,” Caroline said.