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Monique Figueroa is seen in a flyer distributed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The last time authorities received a tip about the missing mother’s whereabouts, they responded to a bleak and dusty address on the outskirts of Palmdale earlier this month.

Led by cadaver-sniffing dogs, homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and investigators with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner dug into the desert floor, searching for Monique Figueroa’s remains.

“But the search met with negative results,” said Deputy Lillian Peck, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman.

Out of leads, detectives have announced a $10,000 reward they hope will renew tips regarding the woman’s yearlong disappearance.

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