'The Bachelor' contestant Bekah identified as person reported missing a year ago

Nick Sanchez
February 3, 2018

On Thursday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a local resident who saw an article on Martinez's disappearance and reported that she was actually on TV; she was participating in the reality show "The Bachelor".

Many recognized Martinez, and the outlet attempted to confirm it was indeed her before reaching out to Humboldt County Sheriff's Office.

According to The New York Times, Martinez's mother made contact with her later the same day she reported her missing and shared that information with the sheriff's office on December 12.

Her information has since been removed. One such reader saw Bekah M. and pointed her out to authorities as a "Bachelor" contestant.

On November 12, Bekah allegedly told her mom that she was near Eureka and would come home in seven to eight days.

Responding to some follow up questions, Karges told the Journal via email that Martinez was reported missing at 1:06 a.m. on November 18 by her mother.

Nearly immediately, a commenter replied to the Facebook post, "Yep, Rebekah Martinez is on this season of The Bachelor", and posted a picture of her computer showing Martinez's profile.

The 22-year-old California woman was reported missing on November 18 by her mother, who said she hadn't seen her daughter in six days. "Yep", O'Brien wrote in a Facebook comment, "Rebekah Martinez is on this season of The Bachelor".

A young woman went missing in California, prompting her mother to file a missing person report. This makes ideal sense, considering contestants go without cell phones or social media during the course of the show. Since that never happened, Martinez was never taken off the list. "MOM. How many times do I have to tell you I don't get cell service on The Bachelor??" she tweeted, sharing the Journal's article about her story. The mother claimed Bekah was allegedly planning to work at a marijuana farm nearby.

Martinez later quipped that the "scariest thing about this story is that my efforts to hide The Worst Drivers License Photo Of All Time have been thwarted". The newspaper asked readers if they recognized anyone in their collection of missing people, and Martinez was quickly recognized as a contestant on "The Bachelor".

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