Missing Seattle Woman, 23, Hasn't Been Seen Since Leaving Tx. Bar After Night Out 3 Weeks Ago
Police continue to search for a missing Seattle woman who vanished during what was supposed to be a weekend trip to Texas to see her ex-boyfriend.
PEOPLE confirms Marisela Botello, 23, has not been seen since Oct. 4, the final night of her trip to Dallas. She was scheduled to fly back to Seattle on Oct. 5.
According to police, on the night she vanished, Botello took a Lyft to Deep Ellum, a popular nightclub in Dallas.
Botello went out by herself that evening, after her ex-boyfriend apparently insisted on staying home.
Relatives have spoken to media outlets, saying security footage shows her leaving the Select Start bar at around 1 a.m. with an unknown man.
She was wearing a halter-style, metallic purple dress.
Police confirm her ex still has her belongings.
Her cellphone and credit cards have not been used since that night, they confirm.
Family members say she was an avid traveler. When she missed her flight home to Seattle, they started to worry.
"She wouldn't just miss a flight or cut all communication like this," Marisela's aunt, Dennesly Castillo, told Dateline. "She's 23 and hasn't used her phone for social media or texts or anything in three weeks? It makes no sense. We're just really worried that something happened to her."
Castillo said that relatives have been able to access Marisela's email, along with her social media and bank accounts, but they have found nothing that might explain what happened to her.
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Marisela weighs 115 pounds and stands 5’2” tall. She has brown eyes and brown hair.
If you have any information pertinent to this case, call the Dallas Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at (214) 671-4268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A GoFundMe campaign has been established to assist the family in its efforts to find her.